FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT FUNDING AVAILABLE TO LOCAL COUNCILS

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging local councils to apply for a share of the NSW Government’s 2018 Floodplain Management Program.

“This grant program funds important projects that assess risk and help reduce flood impacts in communities across the state,” Mr Marshall said.

“The grants can assist local government with flood studies, flood risk management studies and plans.

“They can also be applied to works such as flood levees, gates, warning systems and house raising and purchase in high risk areas.

“Many communities across the Northern Tablelands have been impacted by flooding in the last decade and this program is an opportunity to obtain funding to minimise or completely mitigate flood risk in the future.”

The grant program aims to reduce the impacts of flooding and flood liability on communities. The last funding round of $8.84 million supported 59 projects.

Local councils and other government bodies with floodplain risk management responsibilities are eligible to apply for a grant.

Applications open for the 2018 round of the Floodplain Management Program on 7 February 2018 and close on 28 March 2018.

For application forms and further information, please visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/Floodgrants.htm

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