The Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF) will finance targeted work across the state of NSW to support the prevention, mitigation and management of disaster risk.
In 2020, the DRRF was established under the National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction (NPADRR) as part of a national implementation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (NDRRF) to support each state’s meaningful progress. Under a joint NSW – Australian Government agreement, $51.8m of grant funding is available (with a total $27.1m Commonwealth contribution) under the DRRF to:
Take action to reduce existing disaster risk
Minimise creation of future disaster risk
Equip decision makers with the capabilities and information they need to manage and reduce disaster risk.
The DRRF also aligns with the draft risk mitigation (‘prevent’) outcome of the State Resilience Strategy currently under development.
Target projects under the program include:
Disaster risk knowledge and data collection, analysis and sharing
Targeted interventions to reduce an identified disaster risk affecting NSW
Developing and employing methods, tools and/or regulations to reduce systemic risk and disaster risk
Uplifting public service capability and/or capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).