NATURAL Disaster Assistance Available to Crookwell Potato Growers and Primary Producers in Upper Lachlan
Producers, including potato growers, and small businesses directly affected by flooding in the Upper Lachlan Local Government area in March this year are reminded Natural Disaster Relief Assistance is available.
NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) General Manager, Steve Griffith, reminded producers directly affected by the flooding in March 2012 to contact the RAA so they can be assessed as quickly as possible.
“Loans to eligible primary producers of up to $130,000, at a concessional interest rate are available to those in urgent need,” Mr Griffith said.
“These loans may be used towards flood clean-up, replacement of stock, damaged equipment, general repairs, or to meet carry-on requirements and the replacement and repair of damage not covered by insurance.
“The Natural Disaster Declaration for the Upper Lachlan Local Government Area was announced by the NSW Government in March and was one of a number of local government areas declared.
“I urge potential applicants to call the RAA by telephone toll-free on 1800 678 593 to clarify their eligibility and find out about the application and payment requirements so we can get the process underway.
“We want to ensure the communities and producers receive the available assistance so they can get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”
Producers affected by the flooding can also contact their:
Rural Financial Counsellor (Crookwell) Cath Carter 0400 452 434
Rural Support Worker (Goulburn) Dick Kearins 4828 6614
Applications for assistance are to be received by the Rural Assistance Authority on or before 30 September 2012.
Enquiries can be made to the RAA on 1800 678 593.
Further information is available at www.raa.nsw.gov.au
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