Apr 4, 2022 | Media Releases 2022


Lake Macquarie now joins Singleton, Cessnock and Upper Hunter local government areas to qualify for Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) following review of data from the February floods.

Senator Davey said this flood event continues to impact residents across Hunter.

“We have commenced the recovery phase which involves the immense task of cleaning up all impacted communities in Hunter. We continue to stand shoulder to shoulder throughout this devastating event to assist everyone affected,” Senator Davey said.

“We understand the devastation the floods have put on the Hunter region, which is why we are pleased to see the region is now receiving funding.

“Recovery will not be a quick process and we are assisting in ways that can help Hunter communities grow back stronger for a longer period of time,” Senator Davey said.

Assistance available under the DRFA may include:

  • Help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Support for affected local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged essential public assets
  • Financial assistance for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations, and
  • Freight subsidies for primary producers.

For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact Service NSW on 13 77 88.

To apply for a concessional loan or primary producer grant, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au