Relief & Recovery

Spring storms 2016 (Mildura)

Spring storms 2016

Mildura storm recovery

After being impacted by severe storms in November 2016, with damage to the farming sector estimated to be between $77.6 million and $156.8 million, the Commonwealth and State Governments have established a number of Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, including:

  • Emergency Re-establishment Grants of up to $32,500 per eligible household experiencing financial hardship, who have been flood or storm affected at their primary place of residence. The grants are available for clean-up, emergency accommodation, repairs, rebuilding (a principal place of residence), and replacing some damaged contents.
    Imapcted residents can call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 for more information about the support services available.
     
  • Activation through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements for concessional low interest rate loans of up to $200,000 for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit bodies who have suffered direct damage or a significant loss of income. For more information contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425 or online at www.ruralfinance.com.au.
     
  • Activation of Recovery Grants of up to $25,000 for affected primary producers, and a Community Recovery Fund of $120,000 for Mildura Rural City Council, through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. The $25,000 grants for primary producers will help cover the expenditure involved in clean-up and reinstatement, including for things such as salvaging crops, purchasing of fodder, repair or replacement of essential equipment and disposal of damaged goods. To apply for a Recovery Grant, primary producers can contact Rural Finance Victoria on 1800 260 425 or online at www.ruralfinance.com.au.
     
  • Disaster assistance for Mildura City Council through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. This financial assistance can be used to restore essential public assets, such as roads and storm water infrastructure.

Recovery in Mildura

People who still require assistance can call Mildura Rural City Council’s recovery assistance line on 5018 8100.

For more information, visit the Mildura Rural City Council website.

 

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