Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter
Hunter councils can now apply for the NSW Liberal National Government’s 2018 Floodplain Management Program.
This grant program funds important projects that assess risk and help reduce flood impacts across NSW. The grants can assist local government with flood studies, flood risk management studies and plans.
They can also be applied to works such as flood levees, gates, warning systems and house raising and purchase in high risk areas The grant program aims to reduce the impacts of flooding and flood liability on communities.
The last funding round of $8.84 million supported 59 projects.
Applications open on February 7 and close on 28 March 2018. For details go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/ Floodgrants.htm
*Press release that was published as a Letter to the Editor