Strathfield Council Local Government Area (LGA) has been added to the list of eligible LGAs to receive the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP). This flood support provides a one-off payment of $1,000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child.
This support is in addition to the The Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA), for which Council has been eligible for since April 2022. The DRA assists employees and sole traders who experience a loss of income as a direct result of a major disaster.
This financial support comes at a vital time as the Sydney area faces more flooding. Access to these funds will support residents in making necessary repairs to their homes, and recover from this disaster.
Residents applying for the AGDRP ($1,000 payment) can do so through MyGov.
Residents applying for the DRA (loss of income) can do so through Services NSW.
Please see the attached joint media release from Senator The Hon Murray Watt, Minister For Emergency Management, and The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister For Government Services, for more information.3006 JMR Commonwealth Financial Help Available For More Flood Impacted Communities