Disaster assistance has been made available to help communities in the Great Southern region recover from the damage caused by heavy rainfall and severe flooding last month.
As a result of storms in early August that dumped two months of rain in two days, the City of Albany and the Shire of Denmark experienced significant damage to their respective road networks.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the assistance would be provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
“While the storms and heavy rain brought much needed relief to Great Southern farmers, none of us will soon forget the damage it caused across the region, washing out roads and causing widespread damage to properties,” Mr Wilson said.
“The assistance announced today will help cover the costs associated with the operational response and repairing damaged essential public assets.
“The Australian Government will continue to work alongside the Western Australian Government and local communities to ensure that they have all the support they need during this time.”
Information on disaster assistance is available on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at disasterassist.gov.au