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Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA) in SA

The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) replaced the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) on 1 November 2018.

Under the DRFA, the Australian Government provides financial assistance directly to state governments to assist them with costs associated with certain disaster relief and recovery assistance measures. The Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA) is one of the measures for which the state government can submit a claim for Commonwealth funding.

Following an eligible disaster, state and local government organisations with essential public assets affected by the disaster (affected organisations) may be asked to collect and provide information for a potential SA Government claim for REPA funding. In South Australia, a REPA Strike Team has been formed to ensure that affected organisations can provide valid, accurate and timely information to enable the State to prepare a claim.

Local councils will continue to apply to the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) for disaster recovery funding through Local Government Disaster Recovery Assistance and will supply information for State claims for REPA.

State agencies provide information to DTF for REPA claims.

This page provides information on the DRFA, REPA and the South Australian arrangements, for affected organisations and members of the REPA Strike Team.

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REPA Information Kit

The REPA Information Kit will be updated as needed. Please check back here for updates and new fact sheets after disaster events and before information is collected or submitted for a claim.

Fact sheets

The Fact Sheets are easy-reading guides to important REPA information for people in the field. They are not comprehensive and do not cover all topics in the DRFA. For a comprehensive understanding of REPA, please read the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

01. DRFA Overview (DOCX 69.4 KB)

02. DRFA Principles for Commonwealth and State Assistance (DOCX 49.5 KB)

03. DRFA Eligible State Expenditure (DOCX 43.9 KB)

04. The REPA Strike Team (DOCX 49.8 KB)

05. Essential Public Assets (DOCX 52.6 KB)

06. Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (DOCX 152.0 KB)

07. Evidence of Pre-Disaster Condition (DOCX 50.4 KB)

08. Photo Evidence (DOCX 7.7 MB)

09. Record Keeping (DOCX 58.7 KB)

10. Independent Technical Review (DOCX 50.7 KB)

11. LGDRA FAQs (DOCX 60.1 KB)


Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 (DRFA)

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