Natural Disaster Declared For Central Coast LGA

A state of natural disaster has been declared for the Central Coast following the September flood event.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the natural disaster declaration was an important first step in offering support for local communities under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, which are jointly funded by the NSW Government and Commonwealth Government.


“This means assistance is available to vulnerable people whose homes or essential household items have been destroyed or damaged, and for business owners and primary producers who have suffered direct damage,” Mr Crouch said.


“Assistance is also available to Central Coast Council to restore essential public assets like local roads.


“I am urging any local homeowner, business owner or primary producer that suffered direct damage from the recent September flood event to investigate what support might be available to them”.


Assistance available under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements for the Central Coast may include:

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


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