Fresh donuts back on the menu in Townsville

Townsville

Michael Bulley's Donut King outlet in Townsville's Fairfield Central Shopping Centre was completely destroyed during the monsoonal trough event. 

Left uninsured, and having just paid for a full shop refurbishment, he was faced with paying for a second new shop fit-out. 

Michael says without the Australian and Queensland Governments' $50,000 Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant for small businesses, his shop would probably have not reopened - not only impacting himself but also his 12 staff.

He's grateful for the country's "life-changing" support when he needed it most.

The shop reopened for business on 25 August.