ASSISTANCE EXTENDED TO BUSHFIRE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES IN TAMWORTH LGA
Grants of $75,000 are now available for primary producers and $50,000 for small businesses who have been affected by bushfires in the Tamworth Regional Council area.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the announcement of the jointly funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) saying it will help clear up any uncertainty among landholders who have been impacted by recent bush fires.
“We’ve seen some major fires in our region including Nundle, Hanging Rock, Niangala, on the Moonbi ranges and west of Barraba near the Mt Kaputar National Park.
“We’re still feeling the impact of the worst drought in the past 200 years and our businesses – whether they’re on farm, on the main street or in industrial areas need support.
“So I’m really pleased this assistance will help to repair fire damaged equipment, restore farm fencing and replace livestock.
“This will make sure businesses can open and people are back to work sooner.
“I have always pushed for any funding into our region to be spent with local businesses and contractors and this is another example of when money flows around a community it can help to speed up the whole recovery.
“Small businesses and farmers that are ready to get going again can access these funds immediately and will be appointed a case manager through Service NSW who will be with them every step of the way,” Mr Anderson concluded.
For further information contact the Bushfire Customer Care service on 13 77 88, or visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au