Our region has faced the full extremes of Mother Nature in recent years; from drought, to fire, to flood.
Black Summer Bushfires 2019-2020
A Local Recovery Plan is developed to ensure the people, property and the environment impacted by a disaster continue to recover from it; be it in the immediate aftermath or over the long-term. The Plan documents the supports, reconstruction and restoration needed, the actions to be taken, and the measures of success for delivering on the Plan for the communities affected.
In response to the Black Summer Bushfires of 2019, the Locker Valley Local Recovery Group developed the 'Bushfire Recovery Plan - Eastern Queensland Bushfires', 7 October - 19 December 2019' (PDF).
Grants, other financial assistance
Individuals, community groups, local businesses and primary procedures still grappling with the impacts of the Eastern Queensland Bushfires between 7 October - 19 December 2019, may still be eligible for a range of assistance.
- Department of Agriculture and Fisheries - support for primary producers through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)
- Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal - 'Strengthening Rural Communities: prepare and recover' stream
- National Emergency Management Agency - support for families, individuals, small business, primary procedures
- Rural and Small Business Financial Counselling Service - Southern Queensland