Up to $15 million in targeted funding has been activated to further support communities affected by the flooding and severe weather in October 2022 with their medium- to long-term recovery.
This recovery support is being jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
The additional flood recovery support package includes:
- Up to $2 million to support private landholders who are not primary producers to access a grant to assist with the costs of cleaning up debris and repairing damage on their land. Information on the grant is available here.
- The extension of existing recovery grants for non-profit organisations to non-profit sporting organisations who are not registered charities, enabling them to apply for up to $25,000 to help with the costs of clean up and restoration. Information on the grant is available here.
- Support to Wing’s Wildlife Park for the reconstruction of their not-for-profit native animal hospital, which was demolished after sustaining significant damage in the event. As the only facility of its kind on the north-west coast, this funding will support the ongoing operation of the hospital facility to care for injured and orphaned native wildlife, and to continue its contribution to a range of important environmental and conservation programs.
- Funding to restore damaged local and state government recreational infrastructure and community facilities, such as walking tracks, mountain bike trails, parks, reserves, playgrounds and sporting facilities. Under this arrangement, Local Governments can claim up to 75% of costs for the restoration of local government assets. This is consistent with other financial assistance being provided to councils for the restoration of essential public infrastructure such as roads and bridges.