Topics:  floods, fraser coast, fraser coast regional council, funds, natural disaster relief

Cash to flow for flood damage work

The end of Woods Rd at Booral Rd at Nikenbah, one local intersection which regularly goes under water with heavy rain.
The end of Woods Rd at Booral Rd at Nikenbah, one local intersection which regularly goes under water with heavy rain.

CASH from the upper levels of government will soon be flowing down to help the Fraser Coast Regional Council to help with this year's floods.

So far funds under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements have been allocated to cover the cost of council's counter disaster operations during the event which dumped almost 400mm of rain on parts of the region and caused widespread damage to roads.

The funds come from both the state and federal governments.

Assistance for personal hardship is also available for eligible residents.

Members of the public suffering personal hardship can call the Department of Communities on 1800 173 349.

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements funding was also made available to help the Sunshine Coast and Gympie councils restore essential services.

"Council is still assessing the damage and repair bill to our roads, bridges and other infrastructure," Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger said.

"If the repair bill reaches the threshold to trigger funding, we certainly will apply for assistance.

"Council received millions in NDRRA funding to help restore roads and infrastructure following the 2011 flood."



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