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Media Release

Natural disaster relief available for Tropical Cyclone Carlos and associated flooding
Friday 25 February 2011 – 5:10 PM

Communities impacted by Tropical Cyclone Carlos and associated flooding in February 2011 may be eligible for disaster assistance.


FESA Chief Executive Officer Jo Harrison-Ward said that the severity of the cyclone damage met the criteria to be declared an Eligible Natural Disaster for the purposes of the Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA).


The local government districts affected by the cyclone include:

  • Shire of Broom
  • Town of Port Hedland
  • Shire of Roebourne
  • Shire of East Pilbara
  • Shire of Ashburton
  • Shire of Exmouth
  • Shire of Carnarvon
  • Shire of Halls Creek
  • Shire of Derby/West Kimberley
  • Shire of Wyndham/East Kimberely

WANDRRA is administered by FESA, with assistance from other agencies, and provides help to people who have suffered the direct impact of a declared natural disaster.


Assistance through WANDRRA may be available for:


Primary producers - freight costs and cost of materials for boundary fences abutting major roads, professional advice grants and interest rate subsidies.

Local governments - to clean up, repair and restore essential public assets including local roads. 

Businesses - interest rate subsidies on loans approved by Authorised Deposit Taking Institutions.

Individuals and families - personal hardship and distress grants.


To apply for assistance or for more information contact the following agencies:  


Primary producers: Department of Agriculture and Food - www.agric.wa.gov.au or 1800 198 231

Local government:

Main Roads Kununurra Office 9168 4777

Main Roads South Hedland Office 9172 8877

Main Roads Carnarvon Office 9941 0777

Main Roads Derby Office 9158 4333

Individuals and families: Department for Child Protection - 1800 032 965

Small Business and other enquiries: 

WANDRRA Administrator (08) 9323 9552, or email: wandrra@fesa.wa.gov.au  



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