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Energy rebates – Storm assistance

Family Energy Rebate

Don’t miss the deadline – apply before 5pm Friday 13 June 2014

The Family Energy Rebate helps to cover the costs of energy bills for NSW households with dependent children. The rebate gives families a $125 credit against electricity bills for eligible applicants who receive electricity from an electricity retailer.

To be eligible you must have received the Family Tax Benefit A or B during the financial year 2012-2013.

For more information & assistance
PHONE 13 77 88
EMAIL fer.program@trade.nsw.gov.au

Disaster Relief for March Storms

Story courtesy of the Dungog Chronicle;
Dungog and Stroud area residents who were impacted by the severe weather and storms on Sunday 16 March can now apply for recovery assistance.
The assistance is being provided under the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
The Attorney General George Brandis said the funding will assist local communities with the clean-up and recovery costs and provide for the restoration or replacement of essential public assets damaged during the storms.
New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres said the storms were particularly destructive.
“The deluge caused widespread damage to roads, homes, businesses, farms and other public infrastructure, so this assistance will be welcomed by those hardest hit,” he said.
The range of assistance available, is subject to eligibility includes;

  • personal hardship and distress assistance for families and individuals.
  • concessional loans for small businesses, primary, producers and not-for-profit organisations.
  • freight subsidies for primary producers
  • grants for voluntary not-for-profit organisations
  • financial assistance for local and state government authorities to assist with the restoration of damaged infrastructure and the costs of carrying out immediate relief operations.

Individuals and families, farmers and small business owners in these areas that were affected by flooding should seek advice about what assistance is available to help with the recovery process.

Further information on natural disaster recovery assistance can be found at;
www.disasterassist.gov.au/Currentdisasters/Pages/NSW/EasternNSWStorms15-16March2014.aspx

Dungog Chronicle www.dungogchronicle.com.au

 

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