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 Monash Russell Broadbent 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 Broadbent said.
“Baw Baw Shire Council have received grants under this funding round for bushfire and flood management.
“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.”
Among the latest round of grant recipients are Baw Baw Shire Attentis Sensor Installation, Static Water Supply for Walhalla and Flood Mitigation Study for Hazel Creek, Warragul and Contour Drain, Trafalgar.
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