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More time for flood repair funds

Neroli Roocke, Tuesday July 23, 2013 - 14:50 EST
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Severely flood-damaged paddock in Monto in Qld's North Burnett in April, 2013 - ABC

Farmers and small business owners who were flooded in southern Queensland in January and February have been given more time to apply for help with repair and recovery costs.

A deadline for applying for government grants and concessional loans under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements has been extended from 30 August to 29 November.

Many farms through the North and South Burnett and along the southern border rivers have been unable to secure contractors for quotes or have work completed almost seven months after ex-tropical cyclone Oswald passed through their regions.

Fencing, earthworks, irrigation equipment repairs are among the tasks yet to be completed.

Ted Parish is AgForce's industry recovery officer and he says many people have only recently learned they are eligible for grants of up to $25,000.


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