Builders undertaking restoration works in the Mid West following the devastation of April’s ex Tropical Cyclone Seroja will soon have access to temporary regional accommodation which will provide much needed support to reconstruction and recovery efforts.
The Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program will enable builders to stay locally while undertaking much-needed work, and will also be available for workers from other industries that are equally critical in helping impacted communities to get back on their feet and recover from the disaster.
A mix of temporary accommodation solutions have been considered under the program to ensure they are fit-for-purpose and tailored to local needs including 60 beds in Kalbarri and mobile accommodation units stationed inland where required.
While the recovery and rebuilding effort is expected to take some time, the Commonwealth Government will continue to support impacted communities for as long as it takes.
The Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program is in addition to the record $107.1 million recovery packages previously announced. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
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