More than $3.3 billion has been paid or committed by the Commonwealth to assist affected people, businesses and communities by this event with recovery and reconstruction.
- $111 million paid to the Queensland Government in Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements payments, for distribution to affected local government areas, individuals, primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. This includes:
$90.3 million paid to 1715 primary producers in Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants (up to $75,000 per eligible primary producer), and
$10.3 million paid to 743 small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants (up to $50,000 per eligible small business or not-for-profit organisation), as at 11 October 2019.
A further $121 million paid to the Queensland Government in Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement payments, for a range of initiatives including helping small businesses to recover, mental health and wellbeing services, infrastructure betterment and future flood-preparedness measures.
- $300 million of Commonwealth funding committed for North Queensland Restocking, Replanting & On-farm Infrastructure Grants – up to $400,000 (dollar-for-dollar co-contribution) to eligible primary producers. As at 11 October 2019, 101 grants totalling $29.9 million have been approved.
- $118 million paid to over 96,000 applicants under the Commonwealth’s Disaster Recovery Payment and Disaster Recovery Allowance
- $1 billion made available for AgRebuild Loans through the Regional Investment Corporation.
- $1.75 billion made available for concessional loans directly to Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions.
- $5 million for the management of Prickly Acacia.
- $4.8 million for non-government and boarding schools with significant numbers of students from flood-affected areas.
- $2.6 million to support the mental health of communities affected by the floods.
- $40.2 million for two new radars in Maxwelton (between Richmond and Julia Creek) and Charters Towers, and their supporting rain guages (over 20 years).