Fire funds finally

After five months waiting bushfire support funding for local businesses has been announced
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WELCOME NEWS: Wangaratta mayor Dean Rees with Helen Haines (MHR, Indi) at yesterday’s announcement. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

AFTER almost five months of sustained lobbying by Helen Haines (MHR, Indi) the Federal Independent MP has welcomed the federal and state governments’ decision to extend $10,000 bushfire recovery grant eligibility to small businesses in Indigo, Mansfield and Wangaratta local government areas.

“It will be a great relief for our small businesses,” Dr Haines said.

“It’s vital help for Indi’s award-winning wineries, food and accommodation providers, and the many hundreds of small businesses that suffered short-term cash flow issues.”

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