Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan have announced additional disaster assistance for communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Minister Keenan said the assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
“This announcement will extend assistance to the local government area of Balonne,” Mr Keenan said.
“This brings the total number of Queensland local government areas receiving assistance under these arrangements to thirty–six (36).”
Minister Ryan said this assistance will reimburse the Queensland Government for a share of the costs associated with helping affected communities such as Balonne to restore or replace essential public infrastructure, such as local roads.
“The Commonwealth and Queensland governments will continue to monitor the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie and will extend assistance under the NDRRA to other areas if required,” Mr Ryan said.