Community input sought for $1 million bushfire recovery grant

After a horror bushfire season, Noosa Council was one of five Queensland councils to receive a $1 million Federal Government grant to help rebuild and strengthen affected communities.

Council is keen to ensure this funding is used in the best way possible and is asking the community for ideas or initiatives that might be considered.

Car burnt in Cooroibah Fire

Cars were lost in Cooroibah Fire

“Council will be talking with key community groups, as well as emergency services organisations, all of whom have provided valuable support to the community through this difficult period,” Mayor Tony Wellington said.

“However, we also want to hear from residents directly affected by the fires in Peregian, Cooroibah and Noosa North Shore.

“We want to make sure the community enjoys real, tangible outcomes from this funding and the best place to start is to ask them directly,” Cr Wellington said.

The survey is available on Council’s website and submissions close on 24 February 2020.

Under the funding guidelines, Councils can spend their grant funding on projects and activities essential for the recovery of their communities. The funds can also be spent on actions that help build community resilience.

Some of these activities and projects include rebuilding damaged or destroyed Council assets, and helping to prepare the community for future disaster events.

They may also include activities or projects to bring communities together, to support the local economy or to assist groups undertaking wildlife rescue and environmental recovery.

Take the survey https://bit.ly/2SkKTUi

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