Anthony Albanese announces greater Commonwealth support for NSW flood zones

A new $182.2 million funding package for housing assistance has been announced to help people in New South Wales who have become displaced or homeless because of the recent floods. 

It includes grants of up to $20,000 to support people to repair their homes and replace essential items, and also up to 16 weeks of rental support payments for affected households.

There will also be just under $60 million for a “caravan and modular-housing program” for the Central West region, to “secure medium-term housing and extend the at-home caravan program”.

“This package is aimed at 17 of the most highly impacted local government areas around Australia, around the region — in particular, in that western and south-western New South Wales region,” Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said.

“My government will continue to work with state and territory governments and local government at this difficult time.”

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