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Natural Disaster Declared for Yass Valley

20/09/2022

A state of natural disaster has been declared for the Yass Valley region following the weather event in early August.  

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the natural disaster declaration means that funding and support is available.

“This means assistance is available to people whose homes or essential household items have been destroyed or damaged, and for business owners and primary producers who have suffered direct damage,” Mrs Tuckerman said. 

“Assistance is also available to Yass Valley Council to restore essential public assets like local roads. 

“I am urging any local homeowner, business owner or primary producer that suffered direct damage from this event to apply for the funding and support which is now on offer.” 

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). 

Assistance available under the DRFA for Yass Valley may include:

  • Help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged (eligibility criteria apply); 
  • Support for affected local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged, essential public assets; 
  • Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations; and 
  • Freight subsidies for primary producers. 

For more information, go to: www.service.nsw.gov.au/floods

4 2022

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