Attorney-General, Robert McClelland has announced the Commonwealth Government will provide financial assistance to New South Wales communities affected by recent flooding.
Commonwealth assistance is being provided through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) and will apply to Wagga Wagga, Albury and Tumut, Tumbarumba, Greater Hume and Lockhart shires.
Funding will include assistance for the restoration of essential public infrastructure and relief operations, including; personal hardship and distress (PHD) grants to eligible individuals and families whose homes and essential household items have been damaged or destroyed; concessional loans of up to $130,000 for eligible small businesses and primary producers; concessional loans of up to $25,000 for voluntary, non-profit organisations; and transport freight subsidies of up to 50 percent to assist primary producers for the carriage of livestock and fodder.
The Commonwealth, through Emergency Management Australia, will continue to work closely with New South Wales authorities to ensure that affected communities have the support they need.
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