Recovery assistance grants of up to $25,000 are now available for North Queensland primary producers impacted by Tropical Cyclone Niran in late February-early March 2021.
The assistance is available for the Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Hinchinbrook, Mareeba and Tablelands areas, and can be used for repairs to buildings and fencing, and clean-up activities.
Primary producers in these regions have reported between 20 and 100 per cent crop losses, as well as plant machinery and equipment damage. While banana growers have been the most heavily impacted, impact assessments have identified significant damage to sugarcane, passionfruit, avocados, production nurseries and other perennial tree crops.
The grants are provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and are being administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority.
For more information free call 1800 623 946 or visit https://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/program/special-disaster-assistance-recovery-grants
For more information on the other assistance provided to the region following Tropical Cyclone Niran, see our earlier story.