Impacted Queensland Primary Producers among Category C funding recipients

11 Dec 2017

Disaster weary primary producers in Bundaberg and North Burnett have been thrown a $25,000 lifeline from the State and Federal Governments with the recent activation of Category C assistance under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

The Central Coast Queensland Severe Weather, 16-19 October 2017 event caused extensive damage in the North Burnett, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Fraser Coast areas, with between 150 and 450mm of rain falling across the region.  

The heavy rainfall and consequential flooding significantly impacted the horticulture and farming industries across North Burnett and Bundaberg, causing damage to sugar cane, winter cereals and vegetable and pulse crops.

It was estimated approximately 40 per cent of primary producers in North Burnett and up to 60 per cent of producers in the Bundaberg region were directly impacted by the severe flooding event.

More information about NDRRA activations is available here

Category B loans and Category C grants are administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority. Phone 1800 623 946.

Submerged pumping station on a cane farm in Bundaberg.

Waterlogged tree crop in Bundaberg.