Disaster Assistance for South West hit hard by July Storms

1st November 2021

Financial assistance is now available to local governments in Busselton and Augusta-Margaret River to help repair essential public assets following heavy rainfall, strong winds and flooding in the South West in July 2021.

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP said the severe storms between 20 and 31 July caused extensive damage to infrastructure in the Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta regions.

“Heavy rain caused flooding to major roads, while strong winds felled trees that required significant clean-up,” Ms Marino said.

“This disaster assistance will be an important contribution to the regions recovery as the local governments repair and rebuild essential assets such as roads and bridges.”

The Australian and Western Australian Governments have announced disaster recovery assistance through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to ensure specified local governments are not burdened with the cost of cleaning up and repairing state and local road networks.

Disaster recovery assistance is available to the local government areas of Augusta-Margaret River, Boddington, Busselton, Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Katanning, Narrogin, Pingelly, Wagin and West Arthur.

Information on disaster assistance is available on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au