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BHP gives two million for Kimberley flood relief and recovery

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Mining giant BHP will give $2million towards emergency relief and recovery efforts in the Kimberley after unprecedented floods devastated the region in Western Australia's north.

The flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie is the worst WA has ever seen, inundating communities, homes and businesses and leaving major infrastructure damaged or destroyed.

BHP Asset President Western Australia Iron Ore Brandon Craig said: "Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the floods, and we commend the emergency services staff and volunteers who are working so hard to keep people safe."

"With a long and proud history in WA, particularly in rural and remote parts of the State, BHP is committed to assisting the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in the Kimberley."

BHP's donation will be directed to the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund appeal for the Kimberley floods. The state government contributed $3million to the fund, and will also jointly-fund support payments and other relief and recovery efforts with the federal government.

Fitzroy Valley Indigenous business organisation Leedal Foundation is running a local fundraising effort to support communities in the area.


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