$5m boost for Tasmanian disaster resilience and risk reduction

Tasmanian local governments delivering natural disaster risk reduction initiatives are eligible for a share of $5.22 million in new Commonwealth grants funding.

The National Partnership funding will be distributed by the Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program (NDRRGP) under a five-year agreement to support the implementation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. 

Disaster risk reduction activities aligned to the Tasmanian Disaster Resilience Strategy 2020-2025 will also be eligible for support under the NDRRGP. Successful applicants will be required to match the funding with cash or in-kind contributions.

Organisations eligible to apply for funding under the NDRRGP are:

  • Local councils;
  • State government agencies;
  • Not-for-profit organisations with emergency management responsibilities; and
  • Universities and other research institutions.

Click here for more information. First round applications will close on Sunday 23 August 2020. 

In related news, the Sorrel and Glamorgan Spring Bay councils are to get $890,000 in Federal and Tasmanian government funding to replaced flood-damaged infrastructure.

The money, which is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), follows a significant storm and flood event in early April 2020.

Federal Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud described it as “a serious disaster event which caused significant damage to infrastructure, including roads and bridges”.

Go to the Disaster Assist website for more information.