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COUNCILS TO BENEFIT FROM FUNDING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND FLOOD RISK


Member for Goulburn Pru Goward today announced $93,333 for the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and $80,000 for the Yass Valley Council to better understand and manage its local flood risk.

Ms Goward said flooding can occur rapidly and leave communities shattered in its wake.

“It is important the community works together to ensure we are prepared and ready to manage future flooding events,” Ms Goward said.

“Council is at the forefront of flood response and recovery and we’re ensuring it has the resources to manage flood risk to help minimise damage to our community.”

Goulburn Mulwaree Council will use the funds to update the floodplain risk management study and plan, then investigate viable flood risk management measures in consideration of social, ecological and economic factors and inform current and future flood risk.

Yass Valley Council will use the funds to develop a floodplain risk management study and plan to investigate viable flood risk management measures in consideration of social, ecological and economic factors and inform current and future flood risk.

“This funding will enable the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the Yass Valley Council to make informed decisions on the best way to invest in flood mitigation and better manage the risks posed by floods,” Ms Goward said.

The scheme is one of a suite of programs jointly funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Government through the National Partnership Agreement on National disaster Resilience.

For further information on this funding, please visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/Floodgrants.htm.

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