Personal hardship disaster assistance has been extended to the Gladstone suburbs of Bracewell and Machine Creek in response to the Central Queensland bushfires.
Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, Senator Linda Reynolds and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said the help was being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and was in addition to the assistance already available for Gladstone and other communities in Central Queensland.
Personal hardship assistance and the essential services safety and reconnection scheme are already available in the Gladstone suburbs of Ambrose, Baffle Creek, Captain’s Creek, Deepwater, Mount Larcom, Oyster Creek, Rules Beach and Taunton and now include Bracewell and Machine Creek.
In total, eight councils affected by the bushfires can access DRFA assistance and we will continue to support the communities that need it most.
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