Disaster assistance for flood-hit communities in Queensland

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Disaster assistance for flood-hit communities in Queensland

Local government areas in northern Queensland impacted by the flood that hit between February 15 and 24, 2017, will have access to disaster assistance, according to a joint media release.

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said the assistance is being made available through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

“Today’s announcement demonstrates the commitment of the Australian and Queensland governments to supporting disaster affected communities,” Keenan said.

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The local government areas that would receive the support under the NDRRA are Burke, Carpentaria, Doomadgee, and Mornington, said Mark Ryan, Queensland minister for police, fire, and emergency services.

“Available assistance for these four local government areas will include financial assistance for local and state government authorities to undertake counter-disaster operations and to restore damaged public infrastructure,” Ryan said.

For more information about the disaster assistance, visit the Australian Government’s  Disaster Assist website and the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website.


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