Northern Rivers Commercial Property Return to Business Support Grant NSW

This program provides funding to flood-affected commercial property owners to help them pay for clean-up costs.
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Closes in 26 days

Closing date: Friday 30 June 2023 Fri 30 Jun 2023

What do you get?

Funding of up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Commercial property owners directly impacted by flooding in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

Overview

Funding is available to help flood-affected commercial property owners pay for costs associated with the re-establishment, clean-up and reinstatement of commercial properties to allow tenants and occupants to return to business.

Covered costs could include, but are not limited to:

  • equipment or materials required for clean-up
  • safety inspections of property damage
  • equipment or materials required for immediately reinstating tenants
  • payment for a cleaner, if the cost would not have been incurred if the flooding had not occurred
  • repairing a building, or repairing or replacing fittings in a building, if it is essential for resuming operations and is the applicant’s responsibility.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must have owned a commercial property in the defined LGAs at the time of the February and March 2022 floods and:

  • provide evidence that the commercial property suffered uninsured direct damage as a result of the February and March 2022 floods
  • show that you are primarily responsible for meeting the costs claimed in the application
  • show that you intend to repair or otherwise return the commercial property to a condition that enables a small or medium business to occupy and operate from the property.

Additionally, you must be able to demonstrate that at the time of, or in the 6 months prior to, the February and March 2022 floods that:

  • you held a lawful signed and binding commercial lease agreement with a tenant who was operating a small or medium business
  • you were both the owner of the commercial property and of the small or medium business that operates at the address, or
  • the property was advertised as available for rent.

The Northern Rivers region is defined as encompassing the following local government areas:

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Clarence Valley
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed Shire.

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