Residents in parts of Noosa LGA can now access grants and support following SEQ floods

Residents in parts of the Noosa local government area (LGA) impacted by severe flooding can now access financial assistance and support services, including Emergency Hardship Assistance grants of up to $180 per person and $900 for a family of five or more.

Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch said the grants were continuing to be made available across some of the most impacted areas to support residents who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the flooding.

“There have been many properties and businesses across the south-east inundated by floodwaters and people are still isolated from their homes.

“Thousands more Queenslanders are beginning the arduous task of cleaning up their homes and businesses.

“We are continuing to make grants and supports available to the people who need it as we receive requests from local authorities for assistance.”

For a full list of the activated areas across South-East Queensland, including the Noosa LGA, visit  qld.gov.au/SEQrecoverygrants

Financial assistance is available under jointly-funded Commonwealth/State-Disaster Relief Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Emergency Hardship Assistance grants help cover the costs of essential items, such as food, medication and clothing, for people who have been directly impacted by this disaster.

Other grants such the Essential Household Contents Grant, Structural Assistance Grant and Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grant, which are income tested, are also available to eligible residents who are uninsured and have experienced certain loss or damage following this disaster.

Minister Enoch said the Queensland Government’s Ready Reserves are on standby to lead community recovery efforts in these areas once the flood water subsides and it is safe to travel.

“These dedicated community recovery workers will be mobilised and on the ground to help affected individuals and families access the financial assistance and support services that they need to assist with their recovery,” she said.

“We are also continuing to monitor the current flood situation across South-East Queensland and are working with local authorities as damage and impacts become clearer.

“We are ready to step up and assist where we are needed, and we expect further activations over the next couple of days as flood waters subside and the extent of the damage becomes clearer.”

There are three ways to apply for grants and find more information:

Visit qld.gov.au/SEQrecoverygrants

  • to check your eligibility, find out what documents you need, and apply online
  • Phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349

Visit a Community Recovery Hub if one has been set up in your area.  Check qld.gov.au/SEQrecoverygrants

  • regularly for updates.

Additionally, anyone impacted by the flood event can apply for housing assistance, including homeowners and private renters, by visiting www.qld.gov.au or calling 13QGOV (13 74 68).

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