The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $50 million in 15 projects under round 2 of the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program (NFMIP) to assist communities to better withstand future flood events.
This funding is made possible through the Government’s $4 billion Emergency Response Fund (ERF), established in December 2019. Under the legislation, $50 million is available each year to assist communities to build resilience and prepare for natural disasters.
Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said the NFMIP is preparing and protecting Australian communities from future devastating flood events.
“The recent floods along Australia’s eastern coast have again demonstrated the devastation that can be wrought by major floods in this country,” Minister McKenzie said.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to make significant investments to protect our communities, individuals and businesses from disasters in an increasingly complex, natural hazard environment.
“The projects announced today are in addition to the 22 projects we announced in May 2021 under round 1 of the NFMIP.
“Our Government has now committed a total of $100 million to flood mitigation infrastructure – that is 37 unique projects – to build our resilience to future floods.
Including co-contributions from jurisdictions, the total investment across these 15 projects is more than $71,774,844, funding critical levee upgrades, dam and detention basin upgrades, and stormwater management infrastructure,” Minister McKenzie said.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to invest wisely in the long-term resilience of our country to mitigate against future disasters which is part of our plan for a strong economy and a stronger future,” Minister McKenzie said.
A Technical Advisory Panel comprised of experts from CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Climate Service conducted a technical review of applications against the criteria of the relative flood risk and flood mitigation impact of the project, and the impact of the project on reducing exposure to flood risks that influence insurability of existing flood mitigation infrastructure.
This NFMIP funding is in addition to the $150 million recovery component to be drawn from the ERF as announced on 18 March 2022 to support further recovery and post-disaster resilience activities in flood affected areas in New South Wales and Queensland.
National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program Round 2 projects:
|ACT||Throsby Crescent Retardation Basin|
|ACT||Narrabundah Playing Fields Retardation Basin|
|NSW||Young Trunk Drainage upgrade, Young|
|NSW||Retford Farm Detention Basin, Bowral|
|NSW||Alice Street Levee Re-habitation, Grafton|
|NSW||Warren Levee Flood Mitigation Rehabilitation Work, Warren|
|NSW||Stockdale Detention Basin, Sydney|
|NT||Kulaluk Flood Mitigation Infrastructure|
|Queensland||Charleville Levee Remediation Works|
|Queensland||Ballin Drive Detention Basin|
|SA||Mt Bold Dam Safety Upgrade Additional Flood Attenuation, Dorset Vale|
|SA||Seventh Avenue Flood Mitigation, Adelaide|
|Tasmania||Devenish Drive SW upgrade, Sorell|
|Tasmania||Seventh Avenue Carlton Beach SW upgrade, Dodges Ferry|
|Victoria||Numurkah Flood Mitigation Project Northern Levee|
Emergency Response Fund commitments:
- $150 million for Queensland and NSW for flood recovery and resilience initiatives.
- $150 million for additional recovery and post-disaster resilience projects in the heavily impacted Northern Rivers region of NSW.
- $100 million for National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure:
- $50 million in 2020-21
- $50 million in 2021-22
- $50 million for the Coastal and Estuarine Risk Mitigation Program in 2022-23 – applications are still open.
For further information on the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program visit: https://recovery.gov.au/national-flood-mitigation-infrastructure-program-21-22