Disaster assistance extended
MINISTER for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan have announced additional disaster assistance for communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Mr Keenan said the assistance was being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.
“Today’s announcement will extend assistance to the local government area of Balonne,” Mr Keenan said.
“This brings the total number of Queensland local government areas receiving assistance under these arrangements to 36.”
Mr Ryan said this assistance would reimburse the Queensland Government for a share of the costs associated with helping affected communities to restore or replace essential public infrastructure.
“The Commonwealth and Queensland governments will continue to monitor the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie and will extend assistance under the NDRRA to other areas if required,” Mr Ryan said.
Find out more at www.disasterassist.gov.au or www.disaster.qld.gov.au.