Western Australia’s disaster resilience boosted by $1.3 million in grants

​​More than $1.3 million in grants have been awarded to nine projects aiming to enhance resilience within Western Australian communities.

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

Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said all sectors of the community had a role to play in preparing for disasters.

“Australians are strongest when we come together, and we look forward to seeing the positive results once these projects are implemented.”

Western Australian Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said these projects would help communities prepare to survive, adapt and hopefully thrive when faced with natural disasters.

“The Black Summer bushfires and COVID-19 have shown how important it is for us to work together to keep our communities safe,” Minister Logan said.

“The NDRP grants will help support the delivery of projects that address risks and reduce capability gaps within WA, while continuing to build our resilience to face future disasters.

“Congratulations to the nine awarded projects, I know they will help to build strong and adaptable communities ready to face potential disasters.”

Read more information about the
Natural Disaster Resilience Program​.

The approved projects include:

​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​WA Recovery Training Framework
​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​Youth in Emergency Services (YES) – Kimberley Hubs
​Water Corporation​Essential Services Network Operators North West Resilience Exercise
​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​Community Earthquake Awareness Project
​DFES SEMC Business Unit in partnership with WALGA and Dept Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries​Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) Review Project
​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​Western Australia Tsunami Inundation Modelling Project
​Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup​Alternative Power Source For Emergencies In Broomehill and Tambellup
​Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council​Understanding Flood Risk Community Awareness Project ‘Flood Aware. Be Prepared.’
​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​WA Fire Danger Rating (FDR) Data Project​

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