Dis­as­ter as­sis­tance ex­tended

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

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.

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