Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Media release

Joint media release with The Hon Mick Murray - Disaster assistance following flooding In the Shire of Plantagenet

Disaster assistance has been made available for the Shire of Plantagenet in Western Australia following heavy rainfall and flooding in mid-March.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Western Australian Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Minister for Emergency Management and North Queensland Recovery Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC said the funding will help cover the restoration costs for essential public assets within the Shire.

“Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall caused flash flooding that damaged local roads and infrastructure, causing serious disruption to the Plantagenet community,” Minister Reynolds said.

“Through the DRFA, we are able to provide support to fast-track the restoration of disaster damaged assets to help affected communities resume their lives as normal.”

Western Australian Acting Minister for Emergency Services Mick Murray said the heavy rainfall and flooding had taken a toll on local road infrastructure and essential public assets in the region.

“This assistance will make sure that the Shire of Plantagenet is not financially disadvantaged as a consequence of these storms and floods,” Minister Murray said.

“The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments are committed to supporting disaster affected communities get back on their feet.”

For further information, visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery.

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au.