Council continues disaster recovery support

06 Apr 2023 |
6 April 2023

Southern Downs Regional Council is continuing to support the region’s recovering communities following last year’s floods, as well as recent bushfire and storm events through a new series of localised outreach sessions.

Cuppa and a Chat is an informal opportunity for anyone still doing it tough or not back on their feet yet to come and chat with a range of non-for-profit service agencies to find out what support is still available.

Disaster Recovery Officer James Wong said Council and its interagency partners were committed to following through on the community’s recovery journey and he encouraged anyone affected by the region’s disaster events to attend one of the sessions.

“Recovery is a journey and Council understands that people are still rebuilding their lives 12 months on from the 2022 flood events in particular,” Mr Wong said.

“Council and its partners are committed to supporting locals and helping restore people’s emotional, social and physical wellbeing.”

Cuppa and a Chat is an important disaster recovery initiative designed to help communities affected by recent events to continue on their road to recovery.

Council’s community recovery team and its interagency partners will be on hand with a range of practical, psycho-social and referral support services to assist the community.

The first Cuppa and a Chat session was hosted in Leyburn on Wednesday 5 April and future sessions are planned for Pratten, Killarney, Warwick and Applethorpe, with the opportunity for more to be scheduled in other locations.

Please email for more information.

This initiative is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Last edited date 06 Apr 2023