The storm and flood event that occurred in the Hilltops and Cootamundra/Gundagai LGA's on 5 February 2019 has been declared a natural disaster.  Natural disaster relief loans are available to primary producers, small business, non-profit organisations and sporting and recreation clubs.

  Loan amount   Loan term   Interest rate    Loan purpose
Primary producers   $130,000  10 years  1.37% • continue to operate your farm business for the next twelve months or until the next income is received
• replace and repair damage caused to the property and associated improvements not covered by insurance.
 Small business  $130,000  10 years  1.37% • return to its normal level of trading or until the next major income is received within 12 months from the date of disaster
 • replace and repair damage caused to your small business and associated improvements not covered by insurance
 Non-profit organisations  $25,000  5 years  1.37% • for the restoration of essential facilities that have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster
• temporary storage or leasing of alternate premises
 Sporting and recreation clubs  $10,000  5 years  1.37% • meet the costs of restoring essential club facilities, equipment or other assets that have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster

A natural disaster assistance transport subsidy is available to eligible farmers who are affected by a declared natural disaster event. This subsidy pays for the cost of transporting:
• fodder and/or water to an affected property
• stock to sale or slaughter
• stock to/from agistment.
www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/declared-natural-disasters

NSW Treasury grants for sporting and recreation clubs Further assistance may be provided to sporting and recreation clubs and associations for clean-up and removal of debris.

 A grant of up to $2000 is available to any single applicant from NSW Treasury.

To obtain an application for the grant assistance, contact NSW Treasury on 02 9228 5181 or send a request via e-mail to natural-disasters@treasury.nsw.gov.au.