ABOVE: A waterlogged piano after the floods on Coraki-Woodburn Rd. Photo: Susanna Freymark
Almost $20milllion will be rolled out for three projects from July 1.
The local disaster preparedness projects are funded by the Commonwealth’s new Disaster Ready Fund.
The projects funded are:
Nature Based Solutions: Building Flood Resilience in Lismore Catchment – works to reduce flood and erosion risks in Lismore’s river catchment.
Richmond Landcare: $5.67million
Fire Country and People: Aboriginal Community Disaster Ready partnership – the establishment of strategic partnerships with Aboriginal communities and organisations to reduce the risk and impact of disasters.
Forestry Corporation: $2.95million
Northern Rivers Disaster Adaptation project – research and development projects to enhance disaster planning, preparations and response capabilities.
Northern Rivers Reconstruction Authority: $11.19million
Information on the next round of the Disaster Ready Fund is available on the National Emergency Management Agency website.