Flood recovery - Nigel and Cat Simmons

McKinlay Shire
Nigel and Cat Simmons

Fifteen days of rain, cold temperatures and strong winds had a devastating impact on Nigel and Cat Simmons’ herd on their Clarafield property, in McKinlay Shire.

They have already made use of the jointly-funded $75,000 grant to repair fences and restock, and are seeing the beneficial flow on effects of the grant into their local community.

In October 2020 the Australian Government released After the flood: A strategy for long-term recovery. The Strategy was developed by the National Drought and Flood Agency, with and for communities affected by the 2019 North Queensland flood event.  This blueprint for the region’s future can be used by anyone with a stake in its long-term prosperity. You can read more about it here.