Special Disaster Flood Assistance (March 2010) - Producers - Closed
Grants are available from QRAA to assist your primary production enterprise to pay for costs arising out of direct damage caused by the March 2010 flood event.
Applications for this assistance close 30 June 2011. View the Ministerial announcement.
What assistance is available?
Grants of up to $25,000 are available to assist eligible primary producers as follows:
- Initial claim: up to $5,000 to assist you with immediate early recovery (subject to future QRAA audit)
- Subsequent claim: up to $20,000 to recover costs that you have paid in order to repair direct flood damage.
Assistance under this scheme is not intended to compensate for loss of income.
How can the assistance help you?
The assistance enables you to cover the costs associated with cleaning and restoration activities including:
- purchasing, hiring or leasing plant, equipment or materials to clean or resume business activities
- clearing or disposing of debris and damaged goods or injured or dead livestock
- repairing buildings or fittings in buildings other than houses
- repairing or reconditioning essential plant or equipment
- repairing roads, fences and dams and other essential infrastructure
- leasing temporary premises
- repairing or restoring fields and purchasing fodder or saving crops or feed for livestock
- replacing lost or damaged stock (other than livestock)
- maintain the health of livestock or poultry
- engaging a person to clean or conduct a safety inspection of premises
- paying additional wages to an employee to assist with the clean-up and restoration work.
Who is eligible to apply?
Primary producers in the prescribed March 2010 flood disaster area who have suffered direct damage from flooding in March 2010 are eligible to apply:
Prescribed March 2010 flood disaster area:
Eligible local government areas
- Balonne Shire Council
- Banana Shire Council*
- Barcoo Shire Council
- Blackall-Tambo Shire Council
- Bulloo Shire Council
- Central Highlands Regional Council**
- Diamantina Shire Council
- Maranoa Shire Council
- Murweh Regional Council
- Paroo Shire Council
- Quilpie Shire Council
- Western Downs Regional Council.
*Primary producers within the following areas can apply for this assistance:
- * Comet River sub-catchment only
- ** Dawson River sub-catchment only
- view map of these areas
Primary producers in these areas that have suffered direct damage and who have generated more than 50 per cent of their income from their businesses are eligible to apply.
How is primary producer defined?
To be eligible for the grant you must:
- be a primary producer (see definitions in grant guidelines)
- have been engaged in your primary production enterprise, in the prescribed March 2010 flood disaster area and have suffered direct damage as a result of the flood event
- intend to re-establish your primary production enterprise
- be responsible for meeting the costs you are claiming.
Please note, further criteria apply. To determine your eligibility, please consult the guidelines:
To apply for the initial claim up to $5,000, what do I need to provide with my application?
In the initial claim, some evidence of damage that has occurred to your enterprise will be required. (e.g. photographs, quotes and/or tax invoices.)
To apply for the subsequent claim up to $20,000, what do I need to provide with my application?
The subsequent claim requires you to have made payments for repairs. QRAA will require:
1. tax invoices showing full details of goods or services supplied (to be identifiable as flood related damage on the invoice), including the initial claim up to $5,000 and
2. an official receipt from the supplier or contractor – if this cannot be obtained, photocopies of cheque butts, bank transfers and bank statements will be required, including the initial claim up to $5,000.
If you are unable to pay for clean up and restoration costs you may be eligible to apply for assistance under financial hardship. For further information please refer to the Special Disaster Flood Assistance (March 2010) Guidelines.
To be eligible for financial hardship you must hold a current low income health care card from Centrelink or provide a certificate from a qualified person (see guidelines for further information).
If you have any questions, assistance is available...
Should you have any queries regarding the flood assistance, our Client Liaison Officers are available to assist you or please contact us in Brisbane on Freecall 1800 623 946.
Other assistance available
QRAA also administers low interest loans of up to $250,000 to primary producers under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Assistance scheme.
Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Assistance - Application Form
Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Assistance - Guidelines