Financial assistance

Bayside and Georges River eligible for disaster recovery assistance | County Leader of St George and Sutherland

Bayside and Georges River local government areas are eligible for disaster recovery assistance and there are several Australian Government and New South Wales Government grants available to help affected individuals and businesses in the recovery phase.

“This government assistance will help ensure communities can recover, rebuild and return to some sort of normality as soon as possible,” Bayside Mayor Dr. Christine Curry.

Assistance for residents whose home or property has been damaged (eligibility criteria apply)

Support to help with the costs of cleaning and restoring essential public assets

Financial assistance for small businesses, primary producers and non-profits

Freight subsidies for primary producers

More information is available at NSW Servicethe website of;

NSW SES is ordering residents and businesses in parts of Sandy Point to evacuate the following area now: St George Crescent.

Once the flood waters reach 1.4 meters at the Picnic Point gauge, the area will be isolated. If you stay in the area, you risk being trapped without electricity, water and other essential services and it may be too dangerous to rescue you.

Where to go: Stay with family, friends or accommodation outside flood zones. If you are unable to do so, evacuation centers have been set up at:

Club Menai, 44-60 Allison Cres, Menai or Cabra-Vale Diggers Club, 1 Bartley St, Canley Vale,

Simple things you can do now:

. Take pets, essentials, warm clothes, medication, insurance documents and valuables with you.

. Move your other belongings to a safer/higher location.

. Leave as early as possible to avoid congested roads.

. Bring drinking water and food due to possible long journey times.

. Share this information with your family, friends and neighbors and help others where possible.

. Listen to your local ABC radio station,

. Follow us on Facebook at /NSWSES or our website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

. Access the latest weather reports and warnings at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/

. Access the latest rainfall and river heights at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/greatersydney.shtml

. Visit Road Closures on www.livetraffic.com.au or the LiveTraffic app or phone 131 701

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life

threatening situations call for triple zero (000) immediately.