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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Financial assistance is available to primary producers, small business and sporting clubs after a state of natural disaster was declared for much of the Upper Hunter Electorate following the latest flooding in the Hunter region.

Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the natural disaster declarations mean that funding and support is now available for six local government areas in the electorate.

“The recent announcement by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments means assistance is available to people whose homes or essential household items have been destroyed or damaged, and for business owners and primary producers who have suffered direct damage,” Mr Layzell said.

“Assistance is also available to the MidCoast, Dungog, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter and Mid-Western councils to restore essential public assets like local roads.”

Eligible primary producers can now access special disaster grants of up to $75,000, small business can apply for grants of up to $50,000 and sporting clubs grants of $2,000; for clean-up and restoration costs in the aftermath of the flood.

Primary producers can also access concessional loans up to $130,000 and transport subsidies up to $15,000 with concessional loans of up to $130,000 for small business, up to $25,000 for Not-for-Profit organisations and up to $10,000 for sporting clubs.

“I am urging any local homeowner, business owner, community organisation or primary producer that suffered direct damage from the intense rainfall and flooding to apply for the funding and support which is on offer,” Mr Layzell said.


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