|Cyclone Yasi portal|
|From Michele Dale|
What is Terrain doing?
Read the latest update from our CEO Carole Sweatman. Carole outlines Terrain's response to the impact of Cyclone Yasi.
For information on the impact of TC Yasi on wildlife and habitat in the region, visit our Biodiversity pages.
Terrain's Cyclone Yasi Recovery Project is aimed at joining natural resource management with community to repair the natural environment and give job skills to displaced workers in the aftermath of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi.
Here is the BOM's summary of the cyclone and its track.
Yasi Natural Recovery Groups
A collaborative environmental response effort led by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. Take a look at the regular Bulletin for updates and notices.
Hinchinbrook Shire are also collaborating on their Yasi response efforts. Here is their Bulletin.
In the News
A record $150,000 on offer to help tackle environmental challenges after natural disasters
Minister for Energy Stephen Robertson has announced a record $150,000 in grants to community groups to help support energy conservation and environmental initiatives. Click here for the full story. Applications close 20 July 2011.
Read more of the latest news from newspapers around Australia concerning Cyclone Yasi and other NRM issues.
Cassowaries & Mahogany Gliders
For further information please visit DERM's website.
For a story on cassowary habitat recovery, click here.
Disaster Relief Assistance Programs
Regional Development Australia has prepared a detailed summary of the many assistance programs available. You can find it here.
Dealing with stress
Yasi Government Assistance Grants Announced
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Attorney-General Robert McClelland announced Commonwealth Government assistance for people in Far North Queensland affected by the impact of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Click here for information.
Furthermore, The Commonwealth has activated Category D of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements and other new measures. Click here for the announcement details.
Access to government benefits
As an individual you may be eligible for some government benefits and we recommend that you look at the Centrelink website for further details.
An excellent summary of assistance schemes available has been produced by the Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland.
For those of you who have a business, you may be eligible for government support and a good website to refer to is the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland.
Queensland Reconstruction Authory's Build Back Booklet - The Authority, in collaboration with key stakeholders, has developed a 'Build Back' one-stop-shop to assist homeowners through the complex process of rebuilding their homes, providing information on the stages involved and the support that is available. The Build Back Web Portal, on the Authority's website, and the Build Back Booklet provide advice on the six key issues homeowners need to consider in the repair and rebuild of their properties – understanding their insurance position, obtaining damage assessments and quotes, finding temporary accommodation, applying for government grants and the Premier's Disaster Relief Fund, getting advice on their financial position, and managing the process of rebuilding their home.
Clients can access a hard copy of the Booklet, and can also seek further assistance to navigate the rebuilding process, via 13QGOV.
ABC's new Yasi Radio Station is here.