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27 Nov 2021

Disaster assistance for Hills producers after damaging storms | Media Release

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR HILLS PRODUCERS AFTER DAMAGING STORMS

Disaster recovery grants of up to $10,000 are now available to local primary producers affected by the severe storms from 28 to 29 October 2021.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC said hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall caused significant damage to crops and farm infrastructure in the Adelaide Hills.

“The storm was unprecedented in the way it hit so many different farming sectors, but this support will lessen impact and mean less disruption to production,” Senator McLachlan said.

“The disaster recovery grants provide short-term targeted assistance to help growers get back to business as soon as possible.

“The grants can be used for including clean-up and debris removal, salvaging crops and repairs to damaged farm infrastructure and equipment.”

Disaster assistance is available to primary producers in the 24 council areas of Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa, Barunga West, Berri Barmera, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, Cleve, Coorong, Elliston, Gawler, Karoonda East Murray, Light, Loxton Waikerie, Mid Murray, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Playford, Port Pirie, Renmark Paringa, Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, Tumby Bay, Wakefield and Yorke Peninsula.

For more information visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/storms

Further information on disaster assistance is available on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au.

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