Funding boost to help mitigate future flood disasters
Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has applauded a funding boost to help prepare the Temora community for future flood emergencies.
The NSW Government today revealed Temora Shire Council would be gifted more than $80,000 to help it better understand and manage its local flood risk, as part of a state-federal joint funding scheme.
Katrina said history had shown flooding could 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,” Katrina 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.”
The Temora Council will use the funds for the landmark Temora Flood Study, which will allow the preparation and implementation of a floodplain risk management plan to reduce the impact of floods on the local community.
“This funding will enable the Temora Shire Council to make informed decisions on the best way to invest in flood mitigation and better manage the risks posed by floods,” Katrina 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