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Disaster resilience projects in Australia receive $5.2m injection

Staff Writer | March 30, 2017
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman announced more than $5 million in joint funding to help communities in the ACT enhance their resilience to the impacts of natural hazards.
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Minister Keenan said the funding is being provided as part of the $5.2 million National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience, under which the Australian Government will contribute $2.6 million to the ACT Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

“This funding partnership reflects the shared responsibility of communities and governments to improve resilience to, and preparedness for, natural disasters,” Minister Keenan said.

“Under the partnership, the Commonwealth will work with the ACT to support local projects aimed at improving resilience and capacity to respond to natural hazards.”

The 2015-17 program will invest $5.2 million in joint Commonwealth-Territory funding for 17 projects designed to improve the Territory’s capability to respond to disasters.

Minister Gentleman said the projects addressed a number of disaster risks faced by Canberrans.