Joint Australian and NSW Government disaster funding is being rolled out to the Bega Valley Shire Council, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and Snowy Monaro Regional Council under Stream 1 of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF), which helps councils promote community well-being, social and future disaster resilience.
“This funding allows councils to invest in smaller projects that will directly benefit recovery efforts and help communities across NSW recover in their own way, and is delivered under long standing joint Australian and state funding arrangements,” Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud said.
“We are continuing to work closely with state governments and councils to ensure that funding is available for a range of recovery projects which are identified and delivered at the local and community level. This direct funding to councils is in addition to $25 million set aside for community led projects under Stream 2 of the BCRRF program as well as funding support provided through the National Bushfire Recovery Fund.”
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said “the Bega Valley Shire Council, the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and the Snowy Monaro Regional Council will all receive a $250,000
payment under BCRRF Stream 1, supporting range of great local projects.”
“This funding will be great for Bega Valley; the project will support a range of recovery and resilience projects will support local communities and businesses including a series of business resilience workshops and community grants program focussing on commemorations and business recovery.”
“This funding will be great for Queanbeyan-Palerang, the funding will go towards developing a Disaster Resilience Action Plan for the Braidwood area, focusing on community recovery and wellbeing.”
“This funding will be great for the Snowy Monaro region, the Snowy Monaro Regional Council will build capacity and resilience in the community with an emphasis on supporting youth, volunteer development, community communication and consultation.”
“Our local fire affected communities have distinct sets of circumstances and recovery needs, so it’s great to see money directed at the things that matter here in the Shoalhaven,” Senator Member said.
“I am also pleased to confirm that the closing date for community applications for Stream 2 of the BCRRF has been extended. This will ensure everyone with a recovery project idea has enough time to work up their idea and get an application in.”
Applications for Stream 2 of the BCRRF program will now be accepted until 12pm on 11 December 2020 and can be submitted at www.emergency.nsw.gov.au