More help for cyclone-affected producers

30 Apr, 2015 02:45 PM
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Banana plantations were flattened by Cyclone Olwyn in March.
Eligible primary producers will now be able to access grants of up to $25,000
Banana plantations were flattened by Cyclone Olwyn in March.

ADDITIONAL disaster recovery assistance for primary producers in Western Australia's north-west affected by Tropical Cyclone Olwyn has been announced by the Commonwealth and state governments.

Category C assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Eligible primary producers will now be able to access grants of up to $25,000 to assist with their clean-up and recovery costs.

Grants are available to primary producers in the local government areas of Carnarvon, Exmouth and Shark Bay, and a defined area within Ashburton.

Primary producers in these areas who may have been affected are encouraged to contact the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) to discuss how they can access these grants.

The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments are committed to working together to assist affected communities recover from the devastation caused by the cyclone.

To apply for a clean-up and recovery grant primary producers can contact DAFWA on 1800 198 231 or by visiting www.agric.wa.gov.au.

Information regarding the assistance available can be found on the Western Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet website at www.dpc.wa.gov.au and on the Commonwealth Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au.

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