Singleton Bushfire Damage Grants

Filed under Government, News, Singleton LGA ~ by Press on  30 Dec 2019

Recovery assistance available for bushfire-affected businesses in Singleton.

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said small businesses in the Singleton local government area affected by bushfires should apply for financial assistance.

Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott made a joint announcement that Singleton was included on the list of eligible local government areas for grants of $15,000.

The grants may be used for farmers and small businesses to clean up, repair damaged equipment and fencing and replace stock to help them get back to business.

This is welcome news for many people in our local government area, particularly around the Putty/Howes Valleys and Broke Milbrodale areas who have been impacted and or isolated by bushfires threatening their area,” Cr Moore said.

The closure of the Putty Road has impacted the people who live and work there in very real ways, not least by cutting off through traffic and services such as garbage collections.

We are aware that you are enduring very difficult circumstances, and I am very appreciative the Federal and NSW Government has recognised people in the Singleton local government area are affected by bushfire, and has seen fit to extend eligibility for assistance to our area.

I encourage all eligible people to apply, and thank all of our emergency services personnel who have been on the front line battling these fires for more than a month.”

For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444.

To apply for a recovery grant, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au



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