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Local farmers paid visits by politicians in the wake of the devastating floods | Hawkesbury Gazette



Federal and State politicians from both major parties made their way to the Hawkesbury last week to assess the impact of flooding on the area.

On Wednesday, Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and Federal Labor Leader Anthony Albanese met with Hawkesbury Mayor Cr Patrick Conolly, Macquarie MP Susan Templeman, members of Hawkesbury Sports Council and local farmers.

Shortly after visits, Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne announced grants of up to $75,000 have been activated as part of the Australian Government’s response to the floods.

This is in addition to a number of other financial supports for eligible primary producers recovering from flood and storm damage under the Special Disaster Grants program.

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