Kevin Humphries


Monday, 4 February 2019

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced that applications are open for grant funding to assist NSW councils with floodplain management projects.

Mr Humphries said “Grant funding is available to assist local government with flood studies, flood risk management studies and plans and major projects such as flood levees, gates and warning systems in high risk areas, under the 2019-20 Floodplain Management Program.”

“I encourage our Barwon councils to apply for the 2019-20 funding round of the Floodplain Management Program.”

“In the 2018-19, funding round 33 projects were awarded to local councils and other authorities to undertake priority projects to assess the risks and reduce the impacts of flooding in NSW,” Mr Humphries said.

“Eighteen projects totalling $5.1 million were funded under the NSW Government Floodplain Management Program and fifteen projects totalling $1.8 million under the Floodplain Grants Scheme were funded jointly by the Office of Emergency Management and the Commonwealth Government.

Local councils, county councils and other government bodies with floodplain risk management responsibilities (refer to program guidelines) equivalent to those of local councils are eligible to apply.

Further information and application forms are available here:

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