Topics:  big wet, flooding, oswald, queensland floods appeal

First payments made to flood victims

Aerial shot of the Burnett River in flood at Bundaberg.
Aerial shot of the Burnett River in flood at Bundaberg. Alistair Brightman

MONEY from the Queensland Floods Appeal 2013 has already started flowing to people badly affected by the floods caused by Cyclone Oswald.

Independent Distribution Committee chair Terry Mackenroth said the first payments were made on Monday, just three working days after application forms were made available.

"Our focus is on getting help to those that need it most as quickly as possible and with these payments going out today we are beginning to deliver on that promise," Mr Mackenroth said.

"As we start giving out money we are painfully aware that we need more money to come in.

"To date we have brought in $7.8 million through donations and pledges and frankly we are going to need a lot more to help those who have been hit the hardest by this massive flood."

Application forms for those seeking assistance are available from local recovery centres.

They can also be downloaded from the Queensland Floods Appeal 2013 website at queenslandfloodsappeal2013.org.au or by calling 1800 901 933.

Non-means tested payments on offer for eligible claimants are $2000 per adult and $1000 per dependent child (under 18).

Mr Mackenroth said applicants had until March 18 to lodge their applications.


Top Fishing Spots

Local Real Estate

Featured Jobs

Rockhampton jobs listed daily



Around the Network

Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Easter Planning?

The best family fishing spots
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Aries

You could be almost terrified waiting for some news, particularly if this is from a government department or employer. Distract yourself to...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save