As we enter a third la Nina season, many organic operators and farming communities have been heavily impacted by the recent flooding and extreme weather conditions along the East coast. On behalf of AOL, our thoughts go out to all affected farmers and operators. A range of state and federal assistance and resources are now available for affected primary producers, businesses and individuals. These include grants and financial support, disaster recovery resources and mental health services.
The Australian Government is providing $50 million for projects across the country under the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program.
Communities still recovering from the 2019-20 bushfires will soon have access to a new Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program, to help them address priority work that hasn’t yet been supported under other funding programs.
The Australian Government has extended support to an additional 18 local government areas affected by the storms and flooding across New South Wales.
Information and assistance available for individuals and businesses affected by the recent floods of March 2021.
Eight Queensland councils and one state agency will share in $10.7 million of additional funding in the latest round of support for communities impacted by the 2019 Queensland Bushfires.
Western Australian communities impacted by the devastating Wooroloo Bushfire are set to receive an $18.1 million recovery package to provide support for ongoing recovery efforts.
Communities in Western Australia remain under threat from the Wooroloo bushfire, currently burning out of control in the Perth region.
The National Bushfire Recovery Agency and Tourism Australia has launched the ‘Open for business’ video series on bushfire recovery. The 15-part series shines a spotlight on everyday Australians as they rebuild their lives, 12 months on from the 2019-20 bushfire season.