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Cyclone damage survey to inform future recovery

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Wednesday, 5. May 2021 - 15:00

Primary producers in the Mid West and Wheatbelt affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja are urged to complete a survey to inform recovery measures to be made available under the national disaster recovery funding arrangements.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Director General Ralph Addis said it was crucial to get as much information as possible to understand the cost and impact of the cyclone to the State’s primary industries.

“The information from this survey will help determine the level of assistance that is needed for grain growers and livestock producers whose assets and businesses have been impacted as a result of this natural disaster,” he said.

The straight forward survey asks questions about livestock and crop losses, damage to infrastructure, plant or equipment and soil conservation impacts, with provision for comments.

“I understand how busy growers are with the rebuilding efforts and seeding but I encourage them to take some time to do the survey, which could help their businesses to recover from this major weather event,” Mr Addis said.

Primary producers can complete the survey by visiting DPIRD’s TC Seroja webpage.

Hard copies of the survey are also available from DPIRD offices, while digital copies can also obtained by emailing tcseroja@dpird.wa.gov.au.

The deadline for survey submissions is by the end of Monday, 17 May 2021.

A fallen windmill in a dry paddock.
Primary producers affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja are urged to contribute to a survey to inform future recovery efforts.

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