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Commonwealth assistance for flood affected communities in Queensland



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ATTORNEY-GENERAL HON ROBERT McCLELLAND MP

MEDIA RELEASE

Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600  Telephone (02) 6277 7300  Fax (02) 6273 4102 www.attorneygeneral.gov.au

Tuesday, 7 December 20 10

COMMONWEALTH ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD AFFECTED COMMUNITIES IN QUEENSLAND

Attorney -General Robert McClelland today announced the Commonwealth Government will provide financial assis tance to communities affected by severe weather and flooding in Queensland.

Commonwealth assistance will be provided t hrough the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) to eleven QLD Councils that have been declared natural disaster declared areas - the Banana , Barcaldine, Barcoo, Blackall -Tambo, Bundaberg, Central Highlands, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Lockyer Valley, Longreach and Rockhampton councils.

Each of these Councils can now access assistance to cover the costs of the restoration of essential public as sets and counter disaster operations.

“The Commonwealth will continue to monitor the flood situation in Queensland and stands ready to provide further support at the reque st of the Queensland Government,” Mr McClelland said.

Today’s announcement is in ad dition to the sixt een flood -affected communities in NSW receiving Commonwealth assistance after being declared natural disaster zones over the weekend and yesterday.

“Many communities across NSW and Queensland are doing it tough at the moment and the Comm onwealth is working closely with Governments in both States to provide assistance,” McClelland said.

For more information about support available to Queensland communities, phone the Queensland Department of Communities on 1800 173 349.

Media Contact: Ryan Liddell 0427 225 763