• IT’S A DISASTER

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    THREE MONTHS ON, RECOVERY CONTINUES: Daryl, Megan and Jill Howe on their Tarrawingee property. PHOTO: Leah Anderson-Byrne

    VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews has been requested to help make more funding assistance available to Rural City of Wangaratta residents affected by the torrential storm and disastrous flash flooding that swamped homes and properties from Everton to Tarrawingee and across to Boorhaman on December 13 last year.

    Federal Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, Linda Reynolds, last week wrote to Mr Andrews, expressing her concern at the impact the disaster has had in the rural city, particularly on primary producers – highlighting the fact “the community urgently needs further assistance”.

    Ms Reynolds has asked Mr Andrews what his government intends to do to support affected farmers, saying “there has been no specific assistance made available to primary producers” under the new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) activated by the state.

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