Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today welcomed new funding of $167,000 to Tweed Shire Council for local floodplain management through the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Grants Program.
Mr Provest said the grant, awarded under the 2019-20 Floodplain Management Program, will help Tweed Shire Council better understand and manage local flood levels, risk and exposure in the Tweed electorate.
“I congratulate Tweed Shire Council on successfully securing this money to support their plans for the Update and expansion of the Tweed Valley flood study.
“This project will expand the Tweed Valley flood study into the upper catchment to cover the villages of Chillingham, Tyalgum, Kunghur, Uki, Stokers Siding, Bilambil and the rural areas in between,” Mr Provest said.
The Government’s Floodplain Management Grants Program funds important projects for local councils to assess flood risk and help reduce flood impacts on their local communities.
The grants assist with flood studies and flood risk management studies, as well as the implementation of works to reduce flood risk such as flood levees, flood gates, warning systems, house raising or purchase in high risk areas.
In 2019-2020 under the Floodplain Management grants program $7.26 million for 50 projects will enable local councils, county councils and other government bodies with floodplain risk management responsibilities to undertake priority projects.
Further information and application forms are available here: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/Floodgrants.htm