Department of Human Services

More assistance for bushfire-affected Yorke Peninsula community

2019-12-16

Hardship payments of up to $10,000 are now available to those worst-hit by the Yorketown and Price bushfires last month. This is part of an additional $1.37 million recovery package.

Assistance is being provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

The payments will help repair damaged homes, as well as replace essential household items. Funding will also help to cover any insurance shortfalls to make sure these communities can be restored.

Support available under the $1.37 million recovery package includes:

  • Mental health and wellbeing services via a registered nurse mental health clinician
  • Re-establishment grants
  • Case management and supports services through the Recovery Centre
  • Outreach services utilising the Disaster Recovery Ministries and the Australian Red Cross.

State Government relief and recovery teams have spent the past couple of weeks on the ground listening to the community and we’ve identified areas to help the community as they recover and get back on their feet.

To date, a total of $180,489 has been granted to the community through 369 Personal Hardship Emergency Grants.

Recovery Centre

The region’s Emergency Relief Centre has now re-opened as a Recovery Centre, located at:

SYP Community Telecentre
33 Stansbury Street
Yorketown

The centre will be staffed by SA Housing Authority staff and the Local Recovery Coordinator, Deb Richardson.

Hotline

If you are suffering personal hardship and need assistance, phone the Recovery Hotline on 1800 302 787.

Latest information

Up-to-date information on the Yorketown fire recovery.

Disaster assistance information from the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website.

Page last updated : 16 Dec 2019

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