MTA NSW sincerely hopes that you have not been adversely affected by the current floods that have resulted in loss of property on the coastal regions of NSW where a natural disaster has been declared in certain Local Government Areas (LGA’s). MTA NSW recommends keeping up to date with Evacuation Measures and potentially new areas of concern in NSW through the live updates on the SES – State Emergency Service Website
If you have been affected, disaster assistance is now available for affected communities and businesses through the NSW Government Rural Assistance Authority which includes help for small business operators directly affected by a declared natural disaster like the current floods.
Assistance is currently being made available in the Local Government Areas of:
Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kyogle, Lismore, Nambucca Valley, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Richmond Valley
Armidale, Bellingen, Central Coast, Cessnock, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour Dungog, Kempsey, Lake Macquarie City, Maitland City, Mid-Coast, Nambucca Valley, Newcastle, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Port Stephens, Tenterfield (16)
Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Canterbury Bankstown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Liverpool, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Sutherland,The Hills,Wollondilly
More information on the affected areas can be found at Rural Assistance Authority
Small businesses who have been directly affected by a declared natural disaster including floods, fires or storm damage, may be eligible for low interest loans of up to $130,000.
This low interest rate loan can help a small business:
return to its normal level of trading or until the next major income is received within 12 months from the date of disaster
replace and repair damage caused to your small business and associated improvements not covered by insurance.
MTA NSW recommends you consider reviewing the Natural Disaster Assistance for Small Business for your business eligibility. For further information, please visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au
MTA NSW is able to assist our Members with advice and support by contacting your local Area Manager or Divisional Manager on:
P: 1300 682 679
E: [email protected]