DAN TEHAN MP
MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM & INVESTMENT
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WANNON

FUNDING TO BOLSTER RISK REDUCTION AND RESILIENCE

November 29, 2021

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.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan welcomed the announcement saying local organisations 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,” Mr Tehan said.

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority received funding of $24,960 for a survey on ‘Above-Floor Flooded Properties in Colac’ and Flood Hazard Assessment Mapping for Future (2070) Sea Level Rise Scenario.

Glenelg Shire Council received $20,000 for the Fitzroy Darlot Regional Flood Investigation Implementation Project.
Warrnambool City Council was successful in attracting funding of $90,000 for the South Warrnambool Flood Investigation.

“The Risk and Resilience Grants Program recognise that locals know what’s most important for their community.

“The grants recognise that locals know what’s most important for their community – giving them the help they need and the power to make their hometowns better.”

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

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