How to get flood assistance

GYMPIE Mayor Ron Dyne was in Brisbane on Monday representing the region's business community as part of a state economic recovery forum, where he championed the need to activate the grant assistance under Category C of jointly-funded federal-state Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Simultaneously, the activation was made with the Prime Minister's Office announcing clean-up and recovery grants of up to $25,000 for small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations in the Gympie region.

A Disaster Income Recovery Subsidy was also announced for individuals who have lost income.

The Category C assistance is in addition to the range of support already available, including concessional loans up to $250,000 for primary producers and small businesses, and freight subsidies for farmers.

Business operators are advised to record an assessment of damage and take photos to assist with applying for the different financial assistance programs.

For business primary industry assistance information, contact:

For information about Community Recovery personal hardship assistance:

  • Visit Gympie's Community Recovery Centre at 26 Duke St.
  • Phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.

 Visit qld.gov.au/community /disasters-emergencies/ex- cyclone-oswald-2013/.

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