Recovery Grants for Southeast Queensland Rainfall and Flooding

Recovery Grants for Southeast Queensland Rainfall and Flooding

“No matter how much falls on us, we keep ploughing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.” Greg Kincaid. (Author, lawyer)

Resilience, we all have this! We plough through despite the relentless rain, floods, and disasters. We stand together, and if you have been affected by the recent flood and rainfall in Southeast Queensland and NSW, this newsletter is for you.

This is Part 1 of a 3 series newsletter dedicated to giving information on grants available during the recent flood and rainfall in those affected areas.

Summarized below are the recent extraordinary disaster assistance recovery grants that are available to impacted small businesses and primary producers from the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) for your easy reference.



Small Business Primary Producer
What grant is available


Initial claim 15,000 15,000

Final claim 35,000 60,000

Total 50,000 75,000
What is the grant for.


For eligible clean up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures that include;


Equipment and materials to undertake clean-up P P

Additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing) P P

Disposing of damaged goods and stock, including associated costs P P

Repairs to buildings (other than housing) P P

Reconditioning/ repairing essential plant and equipment P P

Purchase or hire/ lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business P P

Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections P P

Essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance. P P

Salvaging crops, grain and feeds
P

Fencing not covered by any other assistance
P


Small Business Primary Producer
Eligibility


Be a small business owner that;


holds an ABN at the time of disaster P

has suffered direct damage as a result of the disaster and the small business is located in the defined disaster area * P

carrys on the engagement of the business when affected by eligible disaster P

is primarily responsible for meeting the cost claimed in the application P

intend to re-establish the small business in the defined disaster area P


Small Business Primary Producer

Be a primary producer


Holds an ABN at the time of disaster
P

Have a primary production enterprise that is located in the defined area for the eligible disaster that has suffered direct damage as a result of the eligible disaster;
P

Have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by the eligible disaster;
P

Be primarily responsible for meeting the costs claimed in the application;
P

Provide satisfactory evidence of the loss of damage; and
P

Intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise in the defined disaster area for the eligible disaster
P
Document requirements


Rates Notice/Lease agreement of the location of the small business P

Photographs (5-10) evidencing direct damage P P

For $15,000 grants application
(intended for immediate resumption of business)
require copies of tax invoices or quotes/estimates
of the damage
P P

For over $15,000 or subsequent applications up to $50,000; P

Copies of tax invoices AND evidence that these invoices have been paid (bank statements, electronic bank transfer confirmation or official supplier receipts)


For over $15,000 or subsequent applications up to $60,000;
P

Copies of tax invoices AND evidence that these invoices have been paid (bank statements, electronic bank transfer confirmation or official supplier receipts)


Financial statements and tax returns
P

Rates Notice/Lease Agreement
P

Note if you are insured


It is important that full details and copy of your insurance policy and/or claim is provided, as Queensland RURAL AND Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) may not be able to finalize the grant application until the outcome of your insurance claim.

Applications close


5 September 2022 P P


*Defined "Disaster Area"

To be eligible for assistance, your property must be located in

of the defined disasters areas:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • North Burnett Regional Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • South Burnett Regional Council
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council

Helpful resource: (Please click on the links below)

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) Disaster Recovery Grants

Should you or anyone you know need assistance in applying for these grants, please contact Warren Maris on 07 3483 0100 of Magnus Business Advisers and Accountants.

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