$10.7 MILLION FOR PROJECTS TO SUPPORT BUSHFIRE RECOVERY IN MONARO
Communities across the Monaro will receive a critical boost to their bushfire recovery, with more than $10.7 million worth of projects to be delivered through Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.
NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the funding will make a real difference to towns and communities across the electorate.
“The 2019/2020 bushfire season was devastating for the Monaro, with fires burning in all corners of the electorate. We lost lives, homes and important assets like the Selwyn Ski Resort. It was a long and tough summer for the community,” Mr Barilaro said.
“I’m so pleased to see this funding go towards key projects that will provide the community with a helping hand in their continued recovery.
“Projects like the Delegate Discovery Centre, upgrades to the sporting facilties in Bombala, building an adventure playground in Bungendore and a program to provide mental health first aid training will all be funded under this program.
“These are the type of initiatives that will ensure our community emerges stronger from the Black Summer bushfires.”
Some of the other projects funded include:
- $1.2 million for Jindabyne Skate Park
- $710,000 for the Tourism Snowy Mountains Bushfire Recovery Program
- $1 million to support tourism infrastructure in Adaminaby
- $680,660 to create a skatepark in Braidwood
- $812,340 to improve Adaminaby’s streetscape
“The projects announced today are just one part of the recovery journey of the Monaro, and will help us to continue repairing the social and economic fabric of our communities,” Mr Barilaro said.
The Department of Regional NSW led the merit-based assessment of all 652 applications against the published guidelines and assessment criteria. The robust, fair and transparent process was overseen by independent probity advisors from both the Australian and NSW governments.
Applications were assessed and recommended by the Department of Regional NSW and subsequently reviewed and endorsed by the National Recovery and Resilience Agency, with final funding decisions approved by the NSW Government.
The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package is one part of the $4.5 billion overarching bushfire support program co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments for bushfire recovery, response and preparedness in NSW.
For further information, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/blerfund
Successful Projects under Stage 2 of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund include:
- $237,300 for the Let’s be Mindful and Mental Health First Aid program
- $$686,755 to build the Delegate Discovery Centre
- $680,660 for the construction of a skatepark in Braidwood
- $278,490 for Upper Snowy Landcare to reconnect bushland on the Monaro
- $210,000 to provide solar and essential battery backup for RFS in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Local Government Area
- $710,000 for Tourism Snowy Mountains Bushfire Recovery Program
- $895,370 to create a new adventure style playground in Bungendore
- $812,340 for improving streetscapes in Adaminaby
- $720,362 to upgrade Delegate School of Arts Hall
- $785,150 for improvements at Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre
- $751,500 for Queanbeyan-Palerang to upgrade community halls across the LGA
- $796,505 to upgrade Bombala sporting facilities
- $1,258,380 for the construction of Jindabyne Skate Park
- $896,645 for Bombala Arts and Innovation Centre
- $1 million to improve tourism infrastructure in Adaminaby
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