TC Jasper disaster assistance extended

Department of Home Affairs

Joint media release with the Hon Nikki Boyd MP​

​The Australian and Queensland Governments have activated further disaster assistance to support more councils affected by Tropical Cyclone Jasper and the associated rainfall and flooding events.

Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council can now access funding for counter disaster operations, while Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council can access funding for the reconstruction of essential public assets such as roads, bridges and floodways.

Carpentaria Shire Council can access funding for both counter disaster operations and for the reconstruction of essential public assets.

Assistance is being provided through the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Emergency Management Murray Watt

“Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper has had a massive impact across the north of our state.

“The Australian Government is continuing to work with the Queensland Government to provide support for affected communities.

“On-going damage assessments identified that more assistance was needed for several communities, which is why we have now activated the additional council areas for disaster assistance.

“This support will aid councils in their response and recovery efforts.”

Quotes attributable to Queensland Minister for Fire and Disaster Recovery Nikki Boyd

“The extension of assistance to Kowanyama, Lockhart River and Carpentaria follows previously announced support measures for ten other council areas.

“Through the Queensland Reconstruction Authority we’ll continue to stay in close contact with all impacted councils and provide help where needed.”

Further information on disaster assistance can be found at or

People requiring immediate assistance can contact the Queensland Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.

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