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.
The Federal Government is expected to spend $1 billion to help support people in bushfire affected areas by June, doubling the amount that was originally committed to the National Bushfire Recovery Agency in the current financial year.
Australia’s aerial firefighting capability has today received an annual $11 million boost to ensure additional aircraft are available for the 2020-21 and future bushfire seasons.
The Federal Government is expected to spend $1 billion to help support people in bushfire affected areas by June.
Impacted farmers in the Mareeba Shire local government area now have access to grants of up to $75,000 to assist with bushfire recovery.
Community groups, local councils and NGOs in 23 communities will share in $1.8 million in flexible funding grants to support recovery following the 2019 bushfires.