Further assistance for Queensland councils affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan today announced additional disaster assistance for communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Minister Keenan said the assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
“Today’s announcement will extend assistance under the NDRRA to the local government areas of Maranoa and Western Downs,” Mr Keenan said.
“This brings the total number of Queensland local government areas which are receiving assistance under these arrangements to thirty-four (34).”
Minister Ryan said assistance for affected communities to restore or replace essential public infrastructure, and to assist with counter disaster costs, is now available in Maranoa and Western Downs.
“In addition, freight subsidies and concessional loans for primary producers have today been extended to the local government areas of Banana and North Burnett,” Mr Ryan said.
“As the extent of the impact becomes clearer, and more information becomes available, we will continue to assess whether further assistance is needed.”
Information on disaster assistance available for this natural disaster can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/ and the Queensland Government’s Disaster management website at https://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/.

The Hon Michael Keenan MP
Minister for Justice Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism

The Hon Mark Ryan MP
Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Queensland Minister for Corrective Services

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