Mobile service centre deployed to Noosaville to help bushfire-hit communities

Published:

The Federal Government has mobilised its Department of Human Services Mobile Service Centres Desert Rose and Golden Wattle to assist people on the ground in bushfire hit areas in Queensland and New South Wales.

In response to the evolving situation in the Noosa area the Desert Rose has been position at Noosaville, near the Noosaville Library, Wallace Street, and will be operational from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Wednesday, 13 November and Thursday, 14 November.

This comes as the Australian Government yesterday announced emergency financial assistance through Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payments (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) are now available for people severely affected by bushfires in the Livingstone and Noosa Local Government Areas (LGAs).

AGDRP and DRA payments are available to people whose homes have been severely damaged or destroyed, who have been seriously injured or who have lost a family member in the fires. 

Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien said he welcomed the Federal Government deploying the Desert Rose to his community in Noosaville.

"People in our community are doing it tough. Having the Desert Rose on hand in Noosaville will make getting assistance more straightforward in this time of great need," Mr O'Brien said.

"I encourage all impacted around Noosaville to get along to the Desert Rose when it is safe to do so and see what assistance is available."

Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said the fastest and easiest way to claim is over the phone by calling the Australian Government Emergency Information Line on 180 22 66.

"When it is safe to do so, I would encourage affected residents to lodge a claim for assistance," Minister Robert said.

"Staff from my department are processing claims as quickly as possible to ensure people have money available to meet their immediate needs."

For more information on support available visit www.humanservices.gov.au/disaster  

To keep up to date about the Mobile Service Centres and the upcoming stopping locations, visit humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice

 
Australian Government Community Law & Safety Other Local Government Political
Social:   

Llew O'Brien MP : View Full Profile
PO Box 283, Gympie
1300 301 968
Llew O'Brien MP
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Act fast to benefit from building better regions fund round 4 10 December 2019 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien has urged Wide Bay's drought-affected communities to act fast to benefit from the latest $200 million round of the Building Better Regions Fund. More information...
Roads to recovery funding flows in Wide Bay 06 December 2019 | Local road maintenance in the Wide Bay electorate will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government's Roads to Recovery Program.  More information...
Major Bruce Highway upgrade on the way 06 December 2019 | Final designs will be displayed this week for major works on the eagerly awaited final section of the Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra upgrade. More information...
Llew O'Brien welcomes Action Plan to combat phone scams 29 November 2019 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien has welcomed a new action plan to combat unwanted telephone calls by working with the telecommunications industry to stop scammers from operating over phone networks. More information...
New program helps allied health professionals work in regional areas 27 November 2019 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien has welcomed a new two-year education program that will create incentives for allied health professionals to work in regional areas like Wide Bay and better equip them with... More information...
Grants success for 21 Wide Bay sporting champions 21 November 2019 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien today announced 21 Wide Bay sports stars will receive grants of $550 to $750 to help them participate in state and national competitions. More information...
Federal funding helps Maryborough families enjoy the ride 19 November 2019 | More Maryborough people with disabilities will be able to enjoy the physical, social and emotional benefits of horse-riding through a $68,000 Liberal and Nationals Government grant. More information...
Rheinmetall NIOA Maryborough office opens 15 November 2019 | The Rheinmetall NIOA Maryborough office was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O'Brien today. More information...
Family Central helps Sunshine Butterflies soar 14 November 2019 | A new Family Central facility offering important services to people with disabilities and their families is delivering real benefits to Noosa communities through a $71,000 Liberal and Nationals Government grant... More information...
Wide Bay apprentices join National Wage Subsidy Trial 14 November 2019 | New apprentices are signing up at 22 Wide Bay businesses, with the Morrison Government offering regional and rural businesses a wage subsidy to take on eligible new staff. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service