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Farmers win flood recovery funding

Monday July 8, 2013 - 10:43 EST

Northern Grampians Shire farmers are now able to apply to up to $10,000 in flood recovery funding.

The state and federal governments announced on Friday the money would be made available for farmers affected by the December 2011 floods.

The shire's municipal recovery manager, Greg Little, says communities like Joel Joel have been left out of previous rounds of disaster relief funding.

He says while the maximum $10,000 figure will not cover all recovery projects, the shire will help farmers to ensure they get as much of it as possible.

"We're really happy to hear from people that may think they're eligible but we'll also go out and make contact with the people that we know had flood damage during the floods to make sure that they receive everything that they're entitled to through this," he said.


- ABC

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