16 Apr Chronicle Counsel: Four local bushfire and recovery projects funded
FOUR BUSHFIRE RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PROJECTS FUNDED
The Central Coast community will benefit from joint Australian and NSW Government funding for projects and initiatives as part of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said a total of $833,170 in grant funding will be provided to four recipients.
“Each of these projects aims to build disaster resilience and promote community wellbeing,” Mr Crouch said.
“The Hunter Joint Organisation is receiving $300,000 to run risk reduction workshops across the Central Coast and Hunter regions, the University of NSW is receiving $299,990 to gather and share data and knowledge, Central Coast Council is benefitting from $120,000 for creative recovery projects in the most badly impacted areas of our community, and FireThrive is receiving $113,180 to help people to change their behaviour towards bushfire risks.
“These grants are just one example of joint Australian and NSW Government funding, with more than $25 million already provided to Central Coast residents, landowners and primary producers.”
Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks said these projects have been driven locally, with governments throwing their support behind community-led solutions.
“I’m so proud of the strength and determination of our local people. The projects announced today to show how much communities can achieve when governments champion local solutions to local recovery needs,” Ms Wicks said.
“This funding is supporting locally-led recovery that focuses on community wellbeing, connectedness, social recovery, and future disaster resilience.
“It will take years, not months, for these communities to recover and the Australian Government will be with them every step of the way, delivering the support they so desperately need.”
Anyone requiring recovery support is encouraged to call the bushfire customer care line on 13 77 88, or go to: www.service.nsw.gov.au.
Our thanks to Chronicle member Adam Crouch MP for this information.