Special disaster grant February 2022 – statistics

Statistics for the special disaster grant. This grant is available to farmers and primary producers recovering from the February 2022 floods.

Program status: Open | Last updated: 7 December 2022

Since 4 March:

primary producers recovering from the devastating impacts of floods have been receiving vital support, with special disaster grants of up to $75,000 now available.

The Rural Assistance Authority (RAA)

has been providing this assistance to 62 local government areas in NSW through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Applications

Applications received by RAA for the Special Disaster Grant assistance

5,085

Applications completed (i.e. approved or refused)

4,303

Applications completion rate

84%

Amounts

Overall amount claimed

$291.1m

Average application amount

$57,481

Overall estimated amount damage to the landholdings

$605.9m

Payments

Number of payments made

6,420

Initial payment amount

$25,000

Overall payment made

$104.8m

Customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction on the application process (%)

87%

Average case age

38 days

Applications breakdown (Top 5 LGAs)

LGA

Count

Percentage (%)

Clarence Valley

525

10%

Lismore

518

10%

Richmond Valley      

349

7%

Kyogle

240

4%

Ballina 

222

4%

Applications breakdown (Top 5 sectors)

LGA

Count

Percentage (%)

Beef

1,858

36%

Horticulture

564

11%

Cropping

396

7%

Dairy

363

7%

Mixed farming

348

6%
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