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April 2011 FLOOD Assistance Update

 NSW Department of Primary Industries

 
FLOOD INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE April, 2011
 
The Australian Government has announced further assistance for flood affected residents of northern and north western NSW.
 
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) provides one off payments of $1000 to eligible adults and $400 for each eligible child who was affected by the flooding and meets the eligibility criteria.
 
This payment is available to people in declared areas:

· whose principal place of residence has been destroyed, or;

· whose principal place of residence sustained major damage, or;

· who was unable to gain access to their principal place of residence for a period of 24 hours or more, or;

· whose principal place of residence was without electricity, water, gas, sewerage services or another essential service for at least 48 hours (a utility failure) and the utility failure was caused by damage to public or private infrastructure, or;

· who was seriously injured, or;

· who is the immediate family member of an Australian who dies as a direct result of the disaster, or;

· who is the principal carer of a dependent child who has   experienced any of the above.

 
Declared areas in the north and northwest region covers the Local Government Areas of Bogan (Nyngan), Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Coonamble, Dubbo City, Gilgandra, Narromine, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle and Wellington.
 
Claiming options are available at
http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/emergency/
nsw_floods_jan11_agdrp.htm#claim or ring the emergency information hotline on 180 2266.

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