Western Australia’s disaster resilience boosted by $1.3 million in grants

More than $1.3 million in grants have been awarded to nine projects aiming to enhance resilience within Western Australian communities.

The grants are being provided under the joint Commonwealth-State National Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP).

Industry advisors said all sectors of the community had a role to play in preparing for disasters, and Australians are strongest when they come together, and we look forward to seeing the positive results once these projects are implemented.

Western Australian Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said these projects would help communities prepare to survive, adapt and hopefully thrive when faced with natural disasters.

“The Black Summer bushfires and COVID-19 have shown how important it is for us to work together to keep our communities safe,” Minister Logan said.

“The NDRP grants will help support the delivery of projects that address risks and reduce capability gaps within WA, while continuing to build our resilience to face future disasters.

“Congratulations to the nine awarded projects, I know they will help to build strong and adaptable communities ready to face potential disasters.”

Learn more information about by looking up the NDRP 

The approved projects include:

Department of Fire and Emergency ServicesWA Recovery Training Framework
Department of Fire and Emergency ServicesYouth in Emergency Services (YES) – Kimberley Hubs
Water CorporationEssential Services Network Operators North West Resilience Exercise
Department of Fire and Emergency ServicesCommunity Earthquake Awareness Project
DFES SEMC Business Unit in partnership with WALGA and Dept Local Government, Sport and Cultural IndustriesLocal Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) Review Project
Department of Fire and Emergency ServicesWestern Australia Tsunami Inundation Modelling Project
Shire of Broomehill-TambellupAlternative Power Source For Emergencies In Broomehill and Tambellup
Eastern Metropolitan Regional CouncilUnderstanding Flood Risk Community Awareness Project ‘Flood Aware. Be Prepared.’
Department of Fire and Emergency ServicesWA Fire Danger Rating (FDR) Data Project
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