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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Phillips Calls to Make Disaster Grants Available To Flood Impacted Mogo Businesses


Federal member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips, is calling on the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, to urgently work with the NSW State Government to open up flood disaster recovery small business grants to businesses impacted by the recent severe flooding in Mogo.

Many businesses have extensive damage and the repair bills run into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Mrs Phillips has been contacted by multiple businesses about the need for government support and the extreme frustration that there isn’t any flood disaster grant available for small businesses.

While Service NSW lists the Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant and the Eurobodalla as “eligible” due to the flooding at Mogo, applications according to their website remain “closed”.

“The Mogo community has been through the most horrific and tumultuous time over recent years. It’s been one hit after another”, Mrs Phillips said.

“Bushfires that decimated many local businesses; floods, the pandemic and another severe flood have really taken their toll”, Mrs Phillips continued.

“It’s difficult to comprehend what business owners, workers and the community have been through – it has literally been the roughest time ever”, Mrs Phillips said.

“Business owners in Mogo deserve to know that government support is available when they need it”, Mrs Phillips continued.

“I’m calling on the Prime Minister to urgently work with the NSW State Government and ensure that local flood impacted businesses in Mogo are given access to flood disaster recovery small business grants and support”, Fiona said.

The Member for Gilmore is also encouraging any businesses in Mogo that have had difficulties with flood insurance related claims to contact her office so the Member can raise individual issues with the Insurance Council of Australia.


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