Bundaberg Bargara builder

Hi I have an IP on the coast near Bundaberg. I'm desperately seeking a builder /tradesman to give me some advice and do some work. I live in Northern New South Wales and I don't know anyone in the area. The agent has had trouble locating someone as well. I'm in the location now and have a property inspection tomorrow. I drove past today after many years of being away and it looks pretty bad. :(

Can anyone recommend someone? Or know someone in the area that may know someone .... ?

Also if I need to do major repair work is it tax-deductible? I've had the property for 25 years!