Disaster assistance is now available in the Broken Hill local government area following a severe thunderstorm and flash flooding across the area on 15 March 2022.
Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the assistance for Broken Hill and the support for those members of the community who experienced damage to their homes, as well as primary producers and small businesses who may have also been impacted.
“We’ve seen damaging winds and flooding within the region and significant impact on road infrastructure, as well as flash flooding throughout the Broken Hill CBD,” Mr Coulton said.
“The severe thunderstorm was a one-off weather event that caused havoc on the afternoon of the 15 March 2022.”
Assistance available under the DRFA may include:
- Help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged (eligibility criteria apply)
- Support for affected local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged essential public assets
- Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations, and
- Freight subsidies for primary producers.
For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact Service NSW on 13 77 88.
To apply for a concessional loan, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au