$9.6m in further funding to disaster-proof Qld communities

Projects to improve local disaster resilience and risk reduction in communities from the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast are to share funding of almost $9.6 million.

The 49 projects are being delivered through the $13.1 million Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF), a joint initiative between Australian and Queensland Governments.

This $9.6 million joint funding extends support through the QRRRF program to 35 councils, three regional organisations of councils, two state frontline agencies, a non-profit community organisation, and Energy Queensland.

The QRRRF is jointly funded by the Queensland Government ($8.3 million) and the Australian Government ($4.8 million) and administered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

It is the first year of a five-year National Partnership on Disaster Risk Reduction between the Queensland and Federal Governments.

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