Flood assistance now available

Immediate Hardship Assistance and support services are now available to residents directly affected by recent heavy rainfall and flooding last week in the southern part of the Gladstone Region.

Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said 19 Ready Reserve staff were already being deployed to affected areas to provide outreach to local residents and help them access grants and the support they need to assist with their recovery.

A self-recovery app is available to download here

Residents without internet access can ring the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 to get information or apply for grants and access to support services over the phone. You can also use the Community Recovery online portal at www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au to apply online for grants and support services.

Suburbs activated include Agnes Water, Bororen, Boyne Valley, Captain Creek, Colosseum, Deepwater, Euleilah, Lowmead (incl. Baffle Creek), Miriam Vale, Rosedale, Seventeen Seventy and Turkey Beach.

Immediate hardship assistance payments are available to claim for seven days following the approval of the grants for disaster.

Subject to these criteria, applicants may receive $180 per person up to $900 for a family of five or more.