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NSW Community Resilience projects receive $1.55 million funding boost

24th January 2017  |  Comments

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Wentworth, has welcomed last week’s joint Commonwealth-State announcement of more than $1.55 million in project funding for 13 Community Resilience Innovation Program projects across NSW.

Funding for these projects is provided under the joint Commonwealth-State 2015-17 National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience, which aims to help communities build resistance to natural disasters.

“But we cannot do this alone. That is why we are committed to working with local government councils and the community to strengthen our preparedness, resilience and recovery from natural disasters,” Mr Turnbull said.

“This funding directly supports collaboration between local community organisations and emergency service agencies to build community capacity and keep NSW communities safe.”

Funding recipients in Wentworth include:

Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development - $101,954 to develop disaster preparedness and management plans for high-rise public and social housing complexes across the City of Sydney and Inner West.

For more information visit: http://www.innersydneyvoice.org.au/

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