Legislative Council: Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Flood Recovery Packages

292 The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) ().29 August 2023). Can the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water advise—In relation to the River Murray flooding event and flood recovery, how much has been allocated to and how much has been spent of the following:

1. Emergency Accommodation Assistance package?

2. $300 Travel Assistance package?

3. Clean-Up and Waste Program?

4. Essential Services Reconnection Property Assessment Program?

5. Housing Re-establishment Grants?

6. Small Business Recovery Grants?

7. Small Business Industry Support Grants?

8. Primary Producer Recovery Grants?

9. Road Repair Package?

10. Council Support Package?

11. Tax Relief Package?

12. Aboriginal Heritage Protection Package?

13. Legal Assistance Package?

14. River Murray Flood Event Extraordinary Response Costs?

15. Flood Recovery Grant?

16. Small Business Industry Support Grant?

17. Financial Counselling program?

18. Levee embankment remediation and construction grants?

19. Levee embankment engineering support grant?

20. Irritation Infrastructure and electricity supply?

21. Flood Barrier Cache Program?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Climate, Environment and Water has advised:

The Flood Recovery Packages were coordinated and disbursed by a number of different agencies outside of Minister's Climate, Environment and Water portfolio.

The programs that are within the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water's portfolio are listed below:

Department for Environment and Water

As at 21 July 2023:

Grant Allocation Expenditure (excl GST)
Levee Embankment Remediation and Construction Grant $1,000,000 $1,077,427.26
Levee Embankment Engineering Support Grant $100,000 $14,157.22
Houseboat businesses–reinforcement of moorings $115,682 $88,203.21
Council Grants–Levee Embankment Remediation and Construction works $13,749,000 $12,139,808.93
Council Grants–other eligible counter disaster operations $5,501,000 $3,698,843.20

Green Industries SA–Disaster Waste Clean Up Program

As at 21 July 2023:

Grant Allocation Expenditure (excl GST)
Disaster Waste Clean Up Program $60,000,000 $12,082,671

Department for Industry, Innovation and Science – Flood Support Program

As at 4 August 2023:

Grant Allocation Expenditure (excl GST)
Small Business Flood Recovery Grant $4,500,000 $1,174,772
Small Business Industry Support Grant $4,000,000 $1,550,000
Rural Business Support–Financial Counselling $500,000 $266,000