Nationals Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker has welcomed today’s announcement that 5 flood study projects will be undertaken within Cowper to better understand and mitigate risk of flooding in our region.
$2,559,733 in funding has been committed by the Federal and NSW State Government for the electorate of Cowper as part of the Floodplain Grants Scheme – jointly funded Commonwealth-State National Partnership Agreement on National Disaster Resilience.
“You don’t have to have a very long memory to understand just how much damage flooding can do to this region, with the March 2017 floods quite fresh in everyone’s minds,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“The better we can understand how our region floods, the more we can take steps to reduce or potentially even nullify the risks.
“Our communities need to become more resilient to this style of natural disaster, to save lives and property.
“As this funding is to equip local councils to better understand flooding in their areas, our local councils will be vitally important in our region’s response to floods and how subsequent recovery is undertaken.”
All successful projects will be managed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and more information is available at www.environment.nsw.gov.au.