Extra $275k for bushfire recovery
The Scenic Rim Regional Council was given $275,000 in bushfire assistance which increases the total funding to $1.275 million.
Fassifern primary producers and small business are not eligible for any of the suite of bushfire assistance measures announced by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. And yet our primary producers and small business could be if Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk requested it of the Prime Minister. An investigation by the Fassifern Guardian revealed the lack of assistance available to our local primary producers and small businesses and in conjunction with Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, has worked to highlight the issue to all levels of government.
“While I was out there fighting fires, I wasn’t looking after my cattle. I lost four of my breeders. What I do? I can’t use a dead carcass on a form to show loss,” says Burnett’s Creek grazier, Glenn Fearby. His initial reluctance in claiming funds from the compensation package was replaced by thought that the $6,000 could be used to buy feed for his remaining herd.
All fire fronts in the Carney’s Creek bushfire are expected to be burning within containment lines by late today or this evening. Boonah Rural Fires Group Officer, Trevor Turner, was in a truck on The Head Road this morning when he spoke with the...