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5 April 2019: More than $40m paid to flood-affected primary producers

PRIMARY producers devastated during the historic flooding in North and Far North Queensland have been paid more than $40m in disaster recovery grants.

5 April 2019: $2m paid to flood-affected small businesses in Townsville

CLOSE to 200 Townsville small business owners directly affected during historic flooding in February have been paid close to $2 million in recovery and clean-up grants.

27 March 2019: Recovery grants helping to get back to business

Close to three decades in the industry could not prepare Townsville small business owners Rod and Cheryl Pether for the ‘heartbreak’ of seeing their livelihood ruined.

15 March 2019: $50,000 grants now available for flood-affected small businesses, not-for-profits

GRANTS of up to $50,000 are now available for small business owners and not-for-profit organisations directly affected during the flooding in North and Far North Queensland.

15 March 2019: More than $10m paid to flood-affected rural Queenslanders

PRIMARY producers and small business owners devastated during the historic flooding in North and Far North Queensland have so far been paid more than $10 million in special disaster assistance recovery grants.

13 March 2019: Recovery outreach teams to bring support to North West Queensland small businesses

Small Business Recovery outreach teams are bringing dedicated support and information to small businesses across North West Queensland as they recover from the floods.

1 March 2019: $11 Million North West Aid Package

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on the Federal Government to join an aid package to help farmers and communities affected by the North West Floods.

25 February 2019: Flood assistance loans for NW Queensland small businesses

Small businesses across Burke, Carpentaria, Charters Towers, Croydon, Etheridge and Winton local government areas can now apply for Category B disaster assistance loans.

19 February 2019: Flood-affected primary producers receive financial assistance

PRIMARY producers affected during the devastating floods in North and Far North Queensland are already receiving up to $75,000 in recovery grants.

18 February 2019: RECOVERY GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR QUEENSLAND SMALL BUSINESSES

Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the activation of Category C recovery grants for small businesses that have been devastated by the Queensland floods.

15 February 2019: $5 million of rent deferred to help flood recovery

More than 3000 landholders in drought and flood-ravaged north Queensland will get a $5 million-plus land rent reprieve.

14 February 2019: Financial assistance extended to flood-affected rural areas of Winton shire

Residents in rural parts of the Winton Shire Council area are now able to access financial assistance and support services following the recent flooding.

8 February 2019: Extraordinary assistance extended to North Queensland Farmers in Flinders and Winton

Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk have today extended the activation of Category C recovery grants for primary producers impacted by the protracted and devastating floods in Queensland’s north and north west.

8 February 2019: Extraordinary assistance approved for North Queensland Farmers

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds today announced the activation of Category C recovery grants for primary producers left devastated by widespread flooding in North Queensland.

5 February 2019: Assistance for flood affected small businesses in Townsville

The Queensland Government is implementing relief measures to help Townsville’s small businesses impacted by the severe flooding.

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11 February 2019: Small businesses given access to $25,000 upfront to support recovery

Access to initial funding for flood-affected north Queensland small businesses has been increased, with half of the $50,000 Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants available upfront through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DFRA).

15 May 2019: Hundreds of new jobs created under rural development projects

Up to 600 new jobs will be created in the Queensland agriculture industry after the Palaszczuk Government approved $3.2 million in Rural Economic Development grants for expansions and advancements in 15 rural businesses.

Last updated
6 July 2017