Mid-Western Regional Council will receive up to $250,000 of NSW Government funding to assist the region in the recovery from last summer’s horrific bushfire season.
Sections of the local government area were impacted by the blazes, making the council eligible for funding to support the vast recovery process being supported by the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF).
Mid-Western Regional Council’s funding comes from Stream 1 of the program, and applications for Stream 2 are open from today and allow for more immediate funding to flow to local councils, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders welcomed this support for locally led recovery.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting bushfire impacted communities on their journey to recovery,” Mr Saunders said.
“Under a joint Commonwealth/NSW Government funding arrangement this funding allows communities to invest in projects that will directly benefit recovery efforts and help communities rebuild.
“We know that community-led recoveries provide the best chance for people to get back on their feet and for towns to come out the other end of a tragedy with even greater resilience and hope for the future.
This brings the total BCRRF to over $35 million jointly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW under Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements and is in addition to measures supported through the National Bushfire Recovery Fund. The BCRRF is administered by Resilience NSW.
For more information, please visit https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/