The North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 1 March 2019 to assist with the immediate response, recovery and reconstruction efforts in support of North, Far North and Western Queensland communities affected by heavy rainfall and wide-spread flooding in early 2019.
Keep an eye on this page for support information.
Breakdown of long-term recovery package
- $100 million for an infrastructure betterment fund
- $14.5 million for the restoration of damaged water and sewerage infrastructure
- $20 million for the clean-up and repair of community and recreational assets and facilities
- $10 million for business and industry support
- $5 million for a tourism recovery package
- $22 million for a North West Queensland beef recovery package
- $2 million for extraordinary fodder supply
- $33 million for a riparian and coastal recovery program
- $3 million for weed and pest management
- $15.5 million for a resilience grants program
- $750,000 for community information and education
- $3.5 million for a flood mapping and warning program
- $7 million for community health and wellbeing
- $5.25 million for a community development program, and
- $500,000 for monitoring and evaluation.
- Grants for restocking, replanting and on-farm infrastructure: Eligible primary producers can receive up to $400,000 (matched by a 50% co-contribution). The Australian and Queensland government are finalising details – more information will be available soon.
- Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants (Primary Producers): Up to $75,000 to assist with a range of clean-up and reinstatement activities. You need to apply by 11 August.
- Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants (Small Businesses and Not-For-Profits): Up to $50,000 to assist small businesses and not-for-profit organisations with a range of clean-up and reinstatement activities.
- Disaster Assistance Loans (Primary Producer): Up to $250,000 for primary producers and small businesses whose assets have been significantly damaged. Similar loans (up to $100,000) are available to not-for-profit organisations.
- Low Interest Disaster Assistance Loans (Essential Working Capital): Up to $100,000 for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations that have suffered significant loss of income as a result of the event.
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