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We’re Here To Help With Flood Recovery

By Local Land Services
Posted: 23 Mar 2021
Looking over the Penrith Lakes from Hawkesbury Lookout Monday morning.
Landholders impacted by devastating flooding across Greater Sydney are being urged to register for support including emergency fodder, animal assessment and welfare assistance.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services are working together as Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area – AASFA to assist landholders and communities with animal welfare-related issues arising from the current flood emergency in NSW. This includes the provision of emergency fodder, animal assessment and veterinary assistance, stock euthanasia and disposal, livestock feeding and management advice, and care of animals in evacuation centres.

With further heavy rainfall forecast, landholders and community members are urged to move their livestock to higher ground and consider evacuating animals where safe to do so.

Emergency Services Manager Graham Wilson said staff where working to support with animal evacuations at the Castle Hill Showgrounds, Showground Rd, Castle Hill with other facilities on standby if required.

“Our officers are on site at these facilities to provide support however care of animals including adequate food and water supply as well as full supervision remains the responsibility of animal owners during their stay. We also ask you bring appropriate identification for your animals,” he said.

If you wish to register for assistance, for emergency fodder or livestock support please call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647 Landholders can also register damage and losses through the primary industries natural disaster damage survey, which is a simple online survey can use to record damage to primary production and animals from natural disasters such as floods, fires, and storms. The damage survey allows you to, record the number of crops, animals, infrastructure, and other primary industries damaged in a single event, add photos to the assessment and see the severity of damage in your area. To report damage, submit a survey here.

Assistance is available for producers through the Rural Assistance Authority, please visit here

For updates from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, please follow here

 

AASFA Background

NSW DPI and Local Land Services work together to manage the effects of emergencies on agriculture, livestock and our community as Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area (AASFA). A key component is to coordinate support including rescue, evacuation, emergency care of livestock and livestock welfare.

If you wish to register for assistance, for emergency fodder or livestock support please call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647.

For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444 from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Flooding at the Nepean River on Sunday morning
Horses currently at the Castle Hill Showground
 
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