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    Disaster Assistance Guidelines

    Document Manager

    Ministry for Police and Emergency Services

    Authorisation

    The NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines are authorised by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, who has responsibility for ensuring that adequate measures are taken by government agencies to assist recovery from emergencies.

    Currency of Version

    The information contained in the NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines is subject to change. Readers are advised to ensure that they have the most recent edition by checking the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services website at www.emergency.nsw.gov.au

    Stuart Ayres MP Minister for Police and Emergency Services Edition 2 Version 1 Current as of: 9 February 2015

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    Disaster Assistance Guidelines

    CONTENTS

    Document Manager ........................................................................................................................................................... i

    Authorisation .................................................................................................................................................................... i

    Currency of Version ........................................................................................................................................................... i

    CONTENTS ....................................................................................................................................................................... iii

    Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................... v

    Principles .......................................................................................................................................................................... v

    Availability of Assistance .................................................................................................................................................. v

    Natural Disasters ............................................................................................................................................................. vi

    Agricultural Natural Disasters Declarations ..................................................................................................................... vi

    Document Structure ....................................................................................................................................................... vii

    Part A - Assistance to Households and Individuals ............................................................................................................ 1

    A.1 Immediate Assistance ...................................................................................................................................................... 3

    A.2 Emergency Evacuation of Individuals and Companion Animals ....................................................................................... 5

    A.3 Care and Safe Keeping of Pets and Companion Animals .................................................................................................. 7

    A.4 Transport Services to Help Individuals and Communities ................................................................................................. 9

    A.5 Maintenance of Tarpaulins ............................................................................................................................................ 11

    A.6 Stamp Duty Relief for Replacement of Motor Vehicles .................................................................................................. 13

    A.7 Grants for Essential Household Contents ....................................................................................................................... 15

    A.8 Grants for Essential Structural Repairs to Homes .......................................................................................................... 17

    A.9 Grants for Essential Access Ways on Private Property ................................................................................................... 19

    A.10 Clean-up and Removal of Damaged Household Contents and Debris from Residential Property for the Elderly or Infirm ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 21

    A.11 Clean-up of Green Waste and General Debris from Residential Property for Public Health and Safety ........................ 23

    A.12 Clean-up and Removal of Asbestos Containing Material from Residential Property for Public Health and Safety........ 25

    A.13 Recovery Centres ............................................................................................................................................................ 29

    Part B - Assistance to Local Councils ............................................................................................................................... 31

    B.1 Works to Restore Road Access for Emergency Services ................................................................................................. 33

    B.2 Restoration of Public Roads............................................................................................................................................ 35

    B.3 Repair of Crown Roads ................................................................................................................................................... 37

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    B.4 Removal of Debris from Local Council Essential Public Assets ....................................................................................... 39

    B.5 Local Council Waste Management Facilities ................................................................................................................. 43

    B.7 Repair and Restoration of Local Council Essential Public Assets .................................................................................... 45

    B.8 Clean-up and Repair of Essential Public Assets Administered by Crown Reserve Trusts ............................................... 49

    Part C - Assistance to Not for Profit Organisations .......................................................................................................... 51

    C.1 Assistance for Sporting and Recreation Clubs ................................................................................................................ 53

    C.2 Loans to Not-for-Profit Organisations ........................................................................................................................... 55

    C.3 Funding To Support Large-Scale, Out-Of-Area Volunteer Groups .................................................................................. 57

    Part D - Assistance to Primary Producers ........................................................................................................................ 59

    D.1 Emergency Livestock Fodder Relief ................................................................................................................................ 61

    D.2 Aerial Support to Livestock and Companion Animals .................................................................................................... 63

    D.3 Subsidies for Transport of Stock to and from Agistment and Fodder and Water .......................................................... 65

    D.4 Subsidies for Transport of Donated Fodder ................................................................................................................... 67

    D.5 Humane Care of Animals ............................................................................................................................................... 69

    D.6 Removal and Disposal of Animal Carcasses ................................................................................................................... 71

    D.7 Replacement of Water on Animal Welfare and Production Grounds ............................................................................ 73

    D.8 Loans to Primary Producers ........................................................................................................................................... 75

    D.9 Grants to Primary Producers .......................................................................................................................................... 77

    Part E - Assistance to Small Business ............................................................................................................................... 79

    E.1 Loans to Small Businesses .............................................................................................................................................. 81

    E.2 Grants to Small Businesses ............................................................................................................................................ 83

    E.3 Waste and Environment Levy ..............................

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