Joint statement – $2.85 million to boost disaster resilience in Western Australia

  • ​25 grants to help local communities and agencies better prepare and plan for natural disasters
  • Part of joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Resilience Program
  • Western Australia will be better prepared for disasters with more than $2.85 million in funding awarded to local disaster resilience projects.

    The Natural Disaster Resilience Program grants are being provided under the joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP).

    Federal Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud said local councils and emergency groups would receive 25 grants aimed at helping better prepare for disasters including floods and bushfires.

    “These grants will help groups like the Red Cross, emergency committees and local shires prepare and plan for bushfires, floods and other emergencies,” Minister Littleproud said.

    “Whether it’s helping a water bomber load water and get back to the fire faster, improving the local evacuation centre or better mapping flood zones, these grants deliver practical local projects which will pay off when a disaster comes.”

    Western Australian Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said that natural disasters are part of the Western Australian landscape and we can never predict when a disaster will strike.

    “The NDRP grants are a great example of governments, not-for-profits and industry organisations working together to help minimise the threat of natural disasters to the community,” Minister Logan said.

    “Congratulations to all of the successful applicants – I have no doubt your projects will make a real difference to people across Western Australia.”

    For more information about the NDRP, visit https://semc.wa.gov.au/funding/ndrp

    The approved projects include:

    Organisation Projects
    Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Martu indigenous bushfire protection & community capacity building project
    State Emergency Management Committee WA Strategy for community disaster resilience
    Western Australian Local Government Association WALGA Emergency Management Exercise Portal
    Shire of Woodanilling ‘Casuarina Obesa’ Fire Management & Mitigation Research Project
    DFES – Cadet program  Pilbara volunteer emergency services youth engagement program
    Australian Red Cross Perth Hills Preparedness
    Shire of Jerramungup Bremer Bay Airfield Water Bomber Turnaround Improvements
    DFES Community Preparedness  Fitzroy Valley Flood Safety School Education Project
    Shire of Denmark Bushfire resilience in the great southern 
    Western Australian Local Government Association Climate Resilient Councils – preparing for impacts of climate change
    Shire of Denmark Holistic Community Resilience building for Bush fire 
    State Emergency Management Committee State Emergency Management Exercise Framework Transition Project
    Charles Darwin University Empowering remote communities to manage natural hazards
    Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Create a single source of urban drainage information for Metropolitan Perth
    State Emergency Management Committee Lessons management historical analysis
    City of Greater Geraldton Geraldton CBD Flood and Inundation Study
    State Emergency Management Committee Lessons Management Database
    Shire of Broome Installation of large fans in the Primary Welfare Evacuation Centre
    Shire of Quairading Portable Generator for Shire of Quairading Evacuation Centre
    Shire of York York earthquake building mitigation implementation project
    Asthma Foundation of WA Inc. Asthma Alert
    Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund  LMDRF – Online portal
    Shire of Moora Em’powering’ the Shire of Moora
    Shire of Dardanup Shire of Dardanup Alternative Power Supply in Emergencies
    Shire of Laverton Incident Control Centre Backup Power

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