An average of 33 applications a day for special disaster grants has flooded into the state government over damage sustained in this year’s events.
Since the start of year, 2666 applications have been received by the Rural Assistance Authority from 60 local government areas, including Lismore City, Clarence Valley, Richmond Valley, Tweed Shire, Kyogle and Ballina.
The total amount requested is $145.8m, making an average claim of $54,756.
But the damage bill is far greater, with those applicants estimating the costs to their landholdings to be $323.8m.
The beef sector has topped the list with…