Cyclone aid money for Broome

Glenn CordingleyBroome Advertiser

The Shire of Broome will receive financial aid from the State and Federal governments following Cyclone Hilda on December 27 last year.

The assistance was being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor and the WA Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan have announced the activation of disaster assistance for Broome in response to the impacts of Cyclone Hilda, estimated at $350,000.

“The Australian and Western Australian governments are committed to working together to help the recovery of disaster affected communities like the local government area of Broome,” Mr Taylor said.

“The north of Western Australia has again faced heavy rains and winds this week from Cyclone Joyce.

He said the money would help recovery efforts from Cyclone Hilda, including restoration and replacement of road infrastructure and removal of debris from residential properties.

Minister Logan said that a range of assistance was now available to support eligible residents, small businesses and primary producers within the disaster affected local government area of Broome.

“We are also providing assistance to councils and state agencies to cover the cost of cleaning up and restoring damaged public infrastructure,” Mr Logan said.

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