Inspecting Flood Damage at Boorowa

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has visited residents and businesses in Boorowa to see the impact of the recent floods.

“As with many of our small communities, Boorowa has seen more than its fair share of flooding with the recent and sustained wet weather,” Ms Cooke said.

“It is important we provide the support needed to get them through this difficult time.” 

Ms Cooke was accompanied by Hilltops Mayor, Cr Marg Roles to visit various residents and businesses including the much-loved Boorowa Caravan park.

“I would encourage anyone who is seeking assistance to please reach out to my office if you have any questions,” she said.

Under the Natural Disaster Declaration (1034 AGRN) residents and businesses in the Hilltops LGA may be eligible for:

  • Primary producers:
    • Concessional loans up to $130,000
    • Transport subsidy up to $15,000
    • Grants up to $25,000
  • Small business:
    • Concessional loans up to $130,000
    • Recovery grants up to $50,000
  • Not-for-profit/community organisations:
    • Concessional loans up to $25,000
    • Donated fodder transport subsidy
    • Recovery grants up to $50,000
  • Sporting clubs:
    • Concessional loans up to $10,000

Disaster relief payments and grants may be available for people directly affected by storms and floods in declared disaster areas. For more information visit: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/floods/financial-assistance#finding-financial-support

For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au

To apply for a concessional loan, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au

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