The Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments will provide $742 million to further support primary industry, businesses, rural landholders, councils and residents affected by the catastrophic flooding event across New South Wales, as part of the next round of support.
This is in addition to the almost $1 billion in emergency response and relief already provided through joint funding packages between the Commonwealth and NSW Governments. Direct Commonwealth disaster relief payments are in addition to these packages.
The fourth phase of support provides funds for jointly 50/50 funded programs for small to medium sized businesses, landholders and primary producers and direct Commonwealth financial support through the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance for the disaster-declared seven LGAs in New South Wales, including extra payments of up to $2,000 for residents of Lismore, Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley and Tweed LGAs.
Read the joint Australian and NSW Government media release here.