Bushfire victims to share $448.5 million federal money

Local economic recovery plans will help towns and regions hit by bushfires get back on their feet as part of a new $650 million package of support from the Morrison Government.
As part of the Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program, bushfire affected communities will share in $448.5 million from the Morrison Government to support the delivery of local recovery plans with priority given to the most severely impacted regions, drawing on local voices and local governments in close partnership and as part of cost-sharing arrangements with states.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the National Bushfire Recovery Agency (NBRA) would lead work to drive a strong economic recovery so the more than 18,600 families and businesses in bushfire-affected areas could get back on their feet.

Federal Government tips in another $448.5m for bushfire victims to help 18,600 families

“The same communities that were hurting most from the bushfires are hurting from the impacts of COVID-19. The impacts have been devastating,” the Prime Minister said.
“This funding injection comes as the damage from the bushfires has made itself clear in the weeks and months after they passed and regions have been finalising the sorts of projects they want to get underway to build back better.
“Every community is different and every community is at a different point in their recovery. That’s why the projects that these funds will support are not one-size-fits-all – they will reflect community needs.
“This is about locals leading the recovery with the NBRA and our state and local partners ensuring our support gets to where it’s needed most.”
“I urge local communities to work with their state governments and to provide the National Bushfire Recovery Agency with their priority projects as soon as possible.
The support will back local projects and recovery plans, in specific areas, as well as initiatives that benefit all bushfire-affected communities. The projects could include those that build community capability and wellbeing, including through workshops and events, projects that focus on the landscape and water, replacing produce and stock, supporting local jobs and building future resilience.
Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said I’ve always wanted a locally led recovery not a Canberra led recovery. This is the mechanism to deliver that and to build it back better.
“We’re working side-by-side with families, small businesses, primary producers and the tourism sector to deliver a well thought-out economic recovery as quickly as possible,” Minister Littleproud said.
“We know and have seen firsthand just how severe the impact from the bushfires and now COVID-19 has been. The past six months have been incredibly tough for so many Australians.
“To date, the efforts of every level of government have been focused on emergency relief, the restoration of basic services, clean-up operations and the immediate wellbeing needs of people in the most severely impacted communities.
“While we recognise not all communities are at the same point of recovery, some communities are starting to consider longer-term planning. We’re here to support them with opportunities to rebuild.”

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Posted on May 11, 2020, in Bushfire and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. If peopel have to “apply’ then they are indebted to the shonky federal government that you guys pillory so much.It is not their money, but more like the “credit” spun out of thin air, that the Reserve Bank thatyou guys also talked about.Are you following the plot, or lost.No Federal money/credit belongs to the Federal CORPORATION-it rightly belongs-especially if it is CREDIT-t the people of Australia, because it is the sweat of their brows and the fruits of theirtoil that enable the creation of that CREDIT. Fair dinkum! I thought you guys had the Smarts.Coulda fooled me, now!!! You’ve seen Max Igan’s bush-fire videos, and now you swallow Scummo’s crap in one hit.Need I remind you: Looks like PM Scott Morrison was sacked as Managing Director of Tourism Australia in 2006 because of fraud and theft

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    Fuck me dead. I can’t believe you blokes!!!

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