A range of disaster assistance measures are now available for the Lithgow LGA following the devastating heavy rainfall and flooding on 11 January 2022.
Assistance is now available for business owners and residents affected, including financial support, concessional loans and freight subsidies.
The activation of this assistance will provide businesses and homes inundated with support they need to recover and may include:
- Help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged (eligibility criteria apply);
- Support for affected 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.
Lithgow City Council is assisting those impacted who have registered their details with Council and encourages those yet to register to complete the online form at: https://council.lithgow.com/register-flood-updates/ or calling Council’s Community Recovery Officer on 0419 100 085 to register your information over the phone.
For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact Service NSW on 13 77 88.
To apply for a concessional loan, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au
Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au
Further updates will be provided on Council’s flood assistance page at https://council.lithgow.com/flooding-assistance/