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Disaster relief for Northam and York

NORTHAM and York residents, small businesses and primary producers are eligible for disaster relief in the wake of tropical cyclone Tracey.

Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor and WA Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan said assistance was available for 12 local governments.

Mr Taylor said assistance was being provided through the jointly-funded commonwealth-state Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

“The activation of assistance under the NDRRA will ensure affected communities have support to help them recover,” he said.

Mr Logan said both governments recognised the importance of acting quickly to help communities.

“Some of these areas were also affected by tropical cyclone Hilda in late December 2017, so they have been hit twice in just a few weeks,” he said.

Assistance available under the NDRRA may include personal hardship and distress assistance for affected individuals and families and financial support for affected local governments and state agencies to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged essential public assets.

It could also include interest rate subsidies for small businesses and primary producers and freight subsidies for primary producers.

The assistance available is divided into categories.

For further information visit: www.oem.wa.gov.au/funding/wandrra

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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