Grants of up to $25,000 for cleanup activities are available for small businesses affected by cyclone Oswald.
If you are a Northern Queensland small business owner and your business was directly damaged by tropical cyclone Oswald and the heavy rainfall and flooding that hit the state in late January, then you might be eligible for a government grant under the governments Special Disaster Assistance program.
- purchasing, hiring or leasing plant, equipment or materials to clean-up or resume business activities
- clearing or disposing of debris and damaged goods
- repairing buildings or essential fittings in buildings other than houses
- replacing lost or damaged stock essential to resuming trading
- leasing temporary premises to resume operations
- engaging a person to clean or to conduct a safety inspection of premises
- paying additional wages to an employee to assist with the clean-up and restoration work.
- Bundaberg Regional Council
- Fraser Coast Regional Council
- Gladstone Regional Council
- Gympie Regional Council
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- North Burnett Regional Council
- Southern Downs Regional Council
- own (whether as sole owner, in partnership or as a private company) a small business
- have been engaged in your small business, in the prescribed Tropical Cyclone Oswald and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 21 - 29 January 2013 disaster area and have suffered direct damage as a result of the event
- intend to re-establish your small business enterprise
- be responsible for meeting the costs you are claiming.