Gympie cricket canteen underwater Gympie Flood 15.6 metres Sunday
Gympie cricket canteen underwater Gympie Flood 15.6 metres Sunday Craig Warhurst

Flood hardship payments

BUSINESSES and residents in Gympie may be eligible for flood hardship payments.

Emergency Servcies Minister Neil Roberts announced the State and Federal Government funded assistance was activated for the Sunshine Coast and Gympie council areas on Sunday.

Personal hardship assistance will also be made available in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Council areas.

Members of the public suffering public hardship can call the Department of Communities on 1800 173 349.

"Heavy rain and flooding in these council areas has caused considerable damage to both public infrastructure and private property in a number of communities across these council areas," Mr Roberts said.

Mr Roberts praised the efforts of local councils in responding to and cleaning up after this event.

"As the clean-up continues in these communities, this assistance will be of great benefit," Mr Roberts said.

"Both the Commonwealth and Queensland governments are committed to assisting individuals, families and communities affected by disaster events".

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