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More support for households hit by floods

NSW households impacted by the June–July flood event can now apply for rental support payments.

More support for households hit by floods
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Additionally, rural landholders can also apply for grants from more than $23 million in relief funding from the Commonwealth and NSW governments.

The jointly funded package through Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) includes:

  • Rental support payments for up to 16 weeks to help households secure accommodation
  • A Rural Landholder Grants program providing grants of up to $25,000 for rural landholders who are ineligible for existing grants

The funding package will be available to people in all 42 local government areas (LGAs) subject to a natural disaster declaration and will help with the immediate costs of clean-up and repair.

The rental support payments cover up to 16 weeks’ rent and are targeted at helping people find safe, secure accommodation while they begin the recovery process.

The $25,000 grants will help kick-start the clean-up for the many rural landholders who’ve been affected by flooding.

The 42 LGAs subject to a natural disaster declaration following the JuneJuly flood event are Bayside, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Canterbury Bankstown, Campbelltown, Central Coast, Cessnock, Cumberland, Dungog, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Kempsey, Kiama, Lake Macquarie, Lithgow, Liverpool, Maitland, MidCoast, Muswellbrook, Nambucca, Narromine, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Oberon, Penrith, Port Macquarie Hastings, Port Stephens, Randwick, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Singleton, Strathfield, Sutherland, The Hills, Upper Lachlan, Warren, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Wollongong.

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