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Sun. May 19th, 2024

The Commonwealth and NSW Governments are offering more help to residents displaced by the recent flooding find more secure accommodation with a package of grants and assistance in 17 Local Government areas.

The jointly funded $182.2 million package will provide:

  • Back Home grants of up to $20,000 to support owner-occupiers, landlords and renters to repair their homes and replace essential household items;
  • Up to 16 weeks of rental support payments for flood-affected households;
  • A $59.4 million Central West Caravan and Modular Housing Program which will secure medium-term housing and extend the at-home caravan program, which is already being rolled out; and
  • $8.9 million to undertake targeted residential property assessments.

This package will be targeted to the 17 most highly impacted local government areas (LGAs) of:

  • Bathurst,
  • Cabonne,
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai,
  • Cowra,
  • Dubbo,
  • Forbes,
  • Gunnedah,
  • Lachlan,
  • Liverpool Plains,
  • Moree Plains,
  • Murray River,
  • Narrabri,
  • Parkes,
  • Snowy Valleys,
  • Upper Lachlan,
  • Wagga Wagga, and
  • Walgett

As part of the package, $39.3 million has also been committed for the clean-up of damaged properties in LGAs that were disaster declared in the August and September events.
 
Applications for Back Home grants and rental support payments are open now. For more information about recovery assistance, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/floodslaunch
 
Information on disaster assistance is also available on the Commonwealth Government’s Disaster Assist website at: www.disasterassist.gov.aulaunch