Further bushfire assistance has been made available to the Scenic Rim and Southern Downs local council areas to help fight the fires and restore essential public assets.
The support is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud said nine councils had now been activated for assistance in response to the Eastern Queensland Bushfires.
“This will help life in these communities return to normal even sooner,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This could go into things such as bridge and road repairs so people working in these areas can get back to business.
“It will also pay part of the costs of fighting the fires and the clean up afterwards.
“We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with these communities and provide further assistance as it is needed.”
Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford said the bushfires had significantly impacted Scenic Rim and Southern Downs Regional Councils.
“This assistance will help alleviate the financial impact of the fires on councils and help support the community’s recovery,” Minister Crawford said.
“The activation of the DRFA will ensure all fire-impacted communities have the support they need during these challenging times.”
More information can be found at www.disasterassist.gov.au and the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website at www.disaster.qld.gov.au.