$41 million for Queensland council resilience
The Queensland state government has announced a further $41.85 million in funding for 22 of the state’s councils to further develop their disaster resilience.
The funding, announced by Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick, will be divided between 83 projects and will be jointly funded by the ommonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
“The Betterment Fund will not only ensure roads and public infrastructure are repaired and accessible soon after severe weather events, but it will also ensure they are built back stronger and more disaster resilient,” Mr Dick said.
“Improving disaster resilience in public assets will help affected communities to get back on their feet sooner following severe weather events.”
For more information on the 2017 Betterment program and other Category D funding associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie, see here.