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Disaster assistance extended to support Longreach primary producers after severe weather and flooding

Critical disaster assistance will now flow to primary producers in Longreach impacted by the recent floods.

Financial assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the activation of low interest loans under the DRFA was vital to help kick-start the recovery of impacted primary producers in Longreach.

“This activation is critical to providing financial support so that impacted producers can begin to recover from the effects of the floods,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This DRFA assistance measure will provide concessional loans up to $250,000 to primary producers and essential working capital loans of up to $100,000 to continue on-farm operations.

“In addition, these primary producers can also access freight subsidies of up to $5,000 for the movement of stock, feed, machinery, fuel, water and building/fencing materials.”

“This assistance is aimed at ensuring these hard-working primary producers and small businesses have access to assistance to help them keep their essential operations on track,” Mr Littleproud said.

DRFA support has also been extended to the local government areas of Central Highlands, Bundaberg, Murweh and Western Downs to assist with their clean-up operations and the repair of essential public assets damaged by the floods.

“The Australian and Queensland Governments continue to work closely to support ongoing recovery efforts and identify where further assistance can be provided to ensure all impacted communities have the best possible support,” Mr Littleproud said.

For more information on assistance available to primary producers visit or free call 1800 623 946.

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at and the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s website at



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