21/10/2016

Wide Bay receives funding for natural disaster resilience projects

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today welcomed $124,933 in disaster resilience funding to better prepare the Queensland community from the threat of natural disasters.

“Under the Federal Government’s $21 million Natural Disaster Resilience Program, funding will be provided to the Australian Red Cross Society to build volunteer capacity in the Fraser Coast community”, Mr O’Brien said.

“Unfortunately residents in Wide Bay know all too well the detrimental impact events like flooding and bushfires can have on the economy, local business and the community. 

“This project will train local volunteers to manage natural disaster risks by delivering disaster education and awareness programs in communities across Queensland.  

“The Australian Government is focused on boosting the resilience of communities so that they are better prepared to prevent and lessen the impact of future disasters,” Mr O’Brien said.

For further information in regard to the projects please refer to the Queensland Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website at http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/grants-and-subsidies