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Recovery grants for farmers in Upper Lachlan

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Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant have announced that recovery grants have been activated to help eligible primary producers in Upper Lachlan who were affected by storms and floods in July 2016.

Federal Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

“The storms and floods had a significant impact on primary producers within Upper Lachlan,” Mr Keenan said.

“The grants being announced will help farmers with their clean-up and reinstatement costs, including for such things as salvaging crops, replacing pasture, purchasing fodder, and repairing damaged equipment and machinery.”

NSW Minister Grant said eligible primary producers could now access grants of up to $10,000 to help with their recovery from the storms and floods.

“The grants are available to primary producers, within 41 parishes across the Upper Lachlan Shire, who were directly affected by the storms and floods that occurred from 20 July 2016,” Mr Grant said.

“I encourage all affected primary producers within the eligible areas to contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority and apply for a grant.”

The 41 parishes within the Upper Lachlan local government area where recovery grants are available are: Belmore, Bigga, Binda, Bingham, Blackman, Bolong, Bummaroo Bubalahla, Burridgee, Crookwell, Cuddyong, Gillindich, Glengarry, Grabben Gullen, Hillas, Jerrara, Julong, Kangaloolah, Kiamma, Kiverstone, Laggan, Leighwood, Markdale, Meglo, Mulgowrie, Narrawa, Pejar, Purfleet Grabine, Romner, Sherwood, Thalaba, Tuena, Tyrl Tyrl, Upper Tarlo, Wangalo, Wayo, Wheeo, Winduella, Wowagin, Yalbraith, Yarraman, and Yewrangara.

To apply for a recovery grant, primary producers should contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit NSW Rural Assistance Authority website.

Further information on disaster assistance is available at Disaster Assist website and Emergency New South Wales website.

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