Saturday, 23 March 2019
Media release

Joint media release with the Hon Michael Gunner MP - Disaster assistance for Northern Territory communities impacted by Tropical Cyclone Trevor

Disaster assistance is now available in the communities of Borroloola, Groote Eylandt and Numbulwar affected by the severe weather and flooding brought on by Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

Minister for Emergency Management and North Queensland Recovery Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Michael Gunner said assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Northern Territory Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Minister Reynolds said the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments are working closely to ensure affected communities receive the support they need as quickly as possible.

"Tropical Cyclone Trevor continues to bring widespread severe weather and flooding to communities in the region," Minister Reynolds said.

"This funding will help cover the costs of clean-up operations and Personal Hardship Assistance will also be available to help affected residents with their immediate needs upon returning home."

Chief Minister Gunner said severe weather and flooding associated with Tropical Cyclone Trevor has damaged properties and public infrastructure.

"I am pleased that assistance is now available to support these remote communities and we are continuing to monitor the situation closely," Chief Minister Gunner said.

"The Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments are committed to supporting the long-term recovery of communities impacted by Tropical Cyclone Trevor."

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government's Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au and the Northern Territory Government's emergency information and response website www.securent.nt.gov.au.