COUNCILS URGED TO APPLY FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT FUNDING

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging the region’s councils to apply for a NSW Government Floodplain Management grant to help manage local flood risks.

Mr Marshall said the grant program helped reduce flood risks to communities, which would ultimately save councils millions of dollars.

“We have all witnessed the devastating impact floods can have on communities and community infrastructure,” Mr Marshall said.

“I’m urging local councils to apply for this year’s round of funding, which will help communities to prepare for extreme weather events well in advance of them occurring.

“These grants will help councils to be better prepared and equipped to implement floodplain risk management plans in an effort to reduce the impact of a potential flood.”

“The grants help fund flood studies and risk management plans, major projects such as flood levees, flood gates and flood warning systems, and purchasing and raising homes in high risk flooding areas.”

Councils, county councils and other government bodies with floodplain risk management responsibilities equivalent to those of councils are eligible to apply.

Applications under the 2016-17 Floodplain Management Program are now open close on Thursday, 17 March.

For more information visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/Floodgrants.htm

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