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The Australian Government will draw down on the Emergency Response Fund to inject an additional $150 million to flood affected communities in New South Wales and Queensland for recovery and post-disaster resilience initiatives.

Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said Queensland and New South Wales will each receive a grant of $75 million to spend where they, in agreement with the Australian Government, determine it is most needed.

Emergency Response Fund commitments:

  • $150 million for Queensland and NSW for flood recovery and resilience initiatives.
  • $100 million for National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure:
    • $50 million in 2020-21
    • $50 million in 2021-22
  • $50 million for the Coastal and Estuarine Risk Mitigation Program in 2022-23.

More information at recovery.gov.au.

Read the media release from the Hon Bridget McKenzie here.

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