Helping councils manage flood risk

Published 20th November, 2017 in Emergency Services

The Commonwealth and NSW governments will provide funding to councils to better understand and manage their flood risks.

Flooding in Lismore CBD 2017
Flooding in Lismore CBD, 2017. Photo: NSW SES/Flickr

A total of almost $9 million from the NSW Floodplain Management Program and the Floodplain Grants Scheme will fund 59 local government projects to manage flood risk.

The funding supports projects including flood studies and construction of flood mitigation infrastructure, such as detention basins, levees, crossings, floodgates and flood warning systems.

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said giving local councils funding would help to minimise the impact of future flooding.

“We must ensure flood-prone areas are as prepared as possible for upcoming storm seasons,” Mr Grant said.

See the full list of funded projects on the Office of Environment and Heritage website

Published 20th November, 2017 in Emergency Services