Successful WA natural disaster resilience funding projects

Member for Forrest Nola Marino has welcomed the announcement of $2.8 million for 12 projects to assist communities across Western Australia build resilience to natural disasters.

Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth and Western Australian State Government funding as part of the $52 million national partnership agreement on natural disaster resilience.

Mrs Marino said funding has been committed in Forrest to help our communities better prepare and respond to natural disasters.

“The South West has seen a number of natural disasters in the last few years,” Mrs Marino.

“These projects are is one step in the Turnbull Government’s position to help prevent further natural disasters in the region.”

Funding will support a number of projects in the South West, including:

$21,960 – Importance of Preparedness: Lessons Learnt DVD 2016 January Bushfires – Shire of Harvey
o The project aims to lead change by communicating lessons learnt from local fire fighters and residents that experienced the January 2016 bushfires.

$34,370 – Disaster Preparedness Planning Pilot – Building Resilience among one of society’s most vulnerable groups – The Bethany Group
o This Disaster Preparedness Planning Pilot seeks to establish a program of disaster resilience amongst one of society’s most vulnerable groups.
The project will develop and inform a leadership cohort of 50 Bethanie Community clients who will in turn lead preparedness, education and resilience strategies and activities.
This pilot will examine and assess existing disaster preparedness and planning tools and determine their applicability to the aged care sector.

For more information visit oem.wa.gov.au/funding or call (08) 6551 4036.