The communities in far North Queensland that were inundated during the March 21 and 28 floods will get disaster assistance to help with clean-up and rebuild efforts.
The disaster relief, announced by Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan, is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
The assistance “will aid in the rebuilding and replacement of damaged public infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, as well as to help councils with their clean-up bill,” in the local government areas of Aurukun, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Pormpuraaw, Northern Peninsula, and Torres, Keenan said.
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Ryan said the assistance will also help councils clean up the debris from residential properties to make them safe and habitable again.
“Natural disasters can have a significant cost to local councils,” he said. “This assistance will make sure affected communities have the support they need to help them clean-up and rebuild.”
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