Money flowing to stop future flooding

The Australian Government is providing $50 million for projects across the country under the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program, Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud, announced today. 

The Australian Government will fund or co-fund 22 separate projects in each state and territory to assist our communities to prepare for future flood events.

“We’re taking these steps to protect Australian communities, individuals and businesses from an increasingly complex natural hazard environment,” Minister Littleproud said.

“Communities are going to see the benefits from this program through a reduction in the impacts of major flooding events, with additional benefits such as lower insurance costs and local job creation,” he said.

“The funding for flood mitigation projects reflects the Australian Government’s commitment to helping local communities prepare for major rainfall and flood events, such as those we witnessed in February and March this year.

This funding is made possible through the Government’s $4 billion Emergency Response Fund, established in December 2019.

The ERF is a dedicated Australian Government investment fund. Under the legislation establishing the fund, $50 million may be drawn on each year to assist communities to build resilience and prepare for future natural disasters.

Successful projects to receive funding under the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program this year are:

  • Australian Capital Territory, Goliath Court Flood Mitigation
  • Australian Capital Territory, Mawson Stormwater Improvements
  • New South Wales, Yoogali McCormack Levee Upgrades
  • New South Wales, Cessnock Levee (Bund Wall)
  • New South Wales, Holbrook Levee
  • New South Wales, Hanwood Stormwater Pump and Levee
  • New South Wales, Bellambi Gully Channel Improvement
  • New South Wales, Fairfield Golf Course Detention Basin Upgrade
  • Northern Territory, Katherine Flood Mitigation Levee South
  • Queensland, Armstrong Creek Causeway, Normanton to Burketown
  • Queensland, Floraville and Truganini Roads Upgrades, Burketown to Normanton
  • Queensland, Dutton Street Bridge (Palm Creek Crossing), Ingham
  • South Australia, Two Wells Township Levee
  • South Australia, Prospect Drainage Scheme Upgrade – Stage 1
  • Tasmania, Latrobe Council – Latrobe Flood Levees
  • Tasmania, South Hobart Primary School Flood Mitigation Stage 2 Works
  • Tasmania, Kingsborough Council – Kingston Rivulet
  • Tasmania, Waratah – Wynyard Council – Port Creek Mitigation Works
  • Victoria, Wangaratta Urban Flood Mitigation Infrastructure
  • Victoria, Castlemaine and Campbell’s Ck Levee
  • Victoria, Carisbrook Township Western Levee
  • Western Australia, Warmun Community Risk Mitigation

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