Over $1.9 Million of disaster recovery funds for the Northern Beaches

Federal Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $1.9 million in disaster recovery assistance for the Northern Beaches Council for damage caused by the east coast storms and floods of April 2015.

“A month ago I made it clear that we needed more funding to cover the clean-up costs and made our case with Minister Keenan. Today the Minister showed that he listened and has taken action”, said Falinski.

The assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) to reimburse the Northern Beaches Council for costs associated with debris clean-up and restoration of essential public assets.

Falinski added: “this gives a clear message to our community, to the countless volunteers, residents and businesses that helped with the clean-up effort that the Turnbull Government listened to us and acted.”

The funding will help relieve ratepayers of the burden of costs associated with the clean-up and recovery.

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

Information on the assistance available in response to this disaster is available at disasterassist.gov.au and emergency.nsw.gov.au