Communities from the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast will benefit from an almost $9.6 million investment in projects to improve local disaster resilience and risk reduction.
Five Queensland council areas heavily impacted by last year’s bushfires will share in more than $6 million to deliver a range of locally developed projects that will contribute to economic and social recovery, and create local jobs.
Emergency Management Australia (EMA) has completed its annual disaster season briefings and has urged Australians to properly prepare for the upcoming summer disaster season.
Music festivals, art installations, sporting events and a coastal headland walking trail are among 65 projects to receive a share in more than $7 million in funding support for communities in fire-affected regions across Australia.
Queensland’s ongoing recovery efforts from the 2019 bushfires continue with a $36.8 million investment to support the state’s most heavily bushfire-impacted communities.
Communities across southern and eastern Queensland impacted by devastating bushfires last year will receive funding to employ Community Development Officers to help lead long-term recovery efforts.
Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the DRFA is being reviewed to ensure that assistance under the program is fair and equitable for Australians living in different states.
Helping people recover from the Black Summer bushfires is a priority for the Australian Government and the release of the $2 billion Bushfire Recovery Funds's spending profile reinforces this.
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABERS) today released its insights article: 'Stocktake of Fire in Australia's Forests 2011 to 2016.