The Australian and Victorian Governments have invested in local projects under the Risk and Resilience Grants Program to further protect our communities from bushfires, floods and other extreme weather events.
Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said local organisations in the region would benefit.
“These risk reduction and mitigation initiatives will better prepare our communities and reduce the loss and suffering that is so often caused by natural disasters,” Senator McKenzie said.
“Three local organisations and Councils have received grants worth a total of more than $400,000 under this funding round.
“The Risk and Resilience Grants Program recognise that locals know what’s most important for the community.
“These grants will provide them the assistance they need to improve their hometowns.”
Among the latest round of grant recipients are:
• City of Greater Bendigo – (Design of the Bendigo Creek Levee from Racecourse
Creek at the Midland Highway to Leans Road).
• Mount Alexander Shire Council – (Flood study to determine the potential impacts
of flooding in Harcourt).
• North Central Catchment Management Authority – (Examine existing Pental Island
levees and floodway to better understand the level of protection and assist to
determine appropriate future management arrangements, rapid flood risk
assessments for seven townships and four rural areas to support local community
resilience and understanding of flood risks and a flood warning prediction service
The grants program is part of the National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction, which aims to reduce the risk and impact of natural disasters in line with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
Under the Risk and Resilience Grants Program, recipients make a co-contribution towards an initiative that is focused on identifying and mitigating potential natural disaster risks, such as climate change adaptation, designing resilient infrastructure and developing strategies to manage the local and regional risks of natural disasters.
Further information about the Risk and Resilience Grants Program is available on the Emergency Management Victoria website at https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/how-we-help/grants-and-awards/risk-and-resilience-grants-program