Flood-impacted River Murray residents in SA who have lost household goods or experienced property damage, have been offered some government support.
The State and Federal Government’s have announced a $1.72 million initiative to offer re-establishment grants, for those whose principal place of residence has been impacted by the floods.
Uninsured property owners can now access $10,000 grants to help with structural repairs like replacing or repairing non-structural walls, roof cladding or flooring. The grant can also be used to support the cost of rebuilding from the ground up if a home is considered a total loss.
There are also $10,000 grants available for successful recipients to replace essential household and personal effects in their home that have been damaged or lost, such as whitegoods, appliances, furniture and electronics.
All grant applications are now available and will be subject to income testing.
The support is available through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). This co-funding is an important step for many people in the Murray River community to rebuild damaged homes and replace destroyed items that are essential for day-to-day life.
Applications for a re-establishment grant must be made in person at your local Recovery Centre at Murray Bridge and Mannum, or the Housing SA office in Berri.
For current information and to view available assistance measures please visit: recovery.sa.gov.au/active-recoveries/river-murray-flood/relief-and-financial-assistance.
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