$18M in Bushfire Recovery Grants secured for Lyons

Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MP, has confirmed 18 projects in Lyons will receive more than $18.6 million in direct and shared financial support under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program.

14 projects will receive direct financial contributions totalling $6,330,987 while a further four projects will receive shares of a national contribution totalling $12,325,922.

Projects located in Break O’Day, Central Highlands, Southern Midlands and Glamorgan-Spring Bay were eligible under the program guidelines after being declared disaster areas as a result of the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.

Mr Mitchell welcomed the funding on behalf of organisations in his electorate, saying it would assist communities that had been impacted by natural disaster.

“Residents of Break O’Day, Central Highlands, Southern Midlands and Glamorgan-Spring Bay deserve this funding after the impacts of the Black Summer bushfires,” Mr Mitchell said.

“Projects such as the Fingal Community Shed and the Hamilton Multipurpose Recovery Building are essential community-building initiatives and will become terrific assets for our regional towns.”

Mr Mitchell said the grants would support medium to long-term recovery for communities to enhance and strengthen their resilience and recovery after the 2019-20 bushfires.

 

LIST OF APPROVED GRANT PROJECTS IN LYONS

  • Green Rebuild Toolkit Break O'Day, Central Highlands, Southern Midlands, Glamorgan/Spring Bay plus other LGAs on mainland. (share of $161,399.00)
  • Australian Red Cross 2019/2020 Australian Bushfire Recovery Program Glamorgan/Spring Bay plus other LGAs on mainland. (share of $7,256,492.00)
  • Building Resilient Tasmanian Communities through Trauma Care Training Central Highlands, Break O'Day, Southern Midlands, Glamorgan/Spring Bay $84,000.00
  • The Haven - building response & recovery capability of the Broadmarsh Hall Central Highlands, Southern Midlands $1,550,000.00
  • Green Shoots: Inspiring Innovation Glamorgan/Spring Bay, Central Highlands, Southern Midlands, Break O'Day (plus Flinders, share of $451,390.00)
  • Healing people with cultural knowledge revival of good fire Central Highlands, Glamorgan/Spring Bay (plus Flinders and mainland LGAs). (share of $9,456,641.00)
  • Fingal Town Park Youth Playground Break O'Day TAS $323,940.00
  • St Marys Indoor Recreation Facility and Multi-use Community Hub Break O'Day TAS $1,106,487.00
  • Fingal Community Shed Break O'Day TAS $331,142.00
  • Mangana Telecommunications Cell Break O'Day TAS $100,000.00
  • Bothwell Golf Club Junior training area, equipment and storage facility Central Highlands TAS $22,640.00
  • Great Lake Bushfire Recovery Project Central Highlands TAS $505,000.00
  • Hamilton multipurpose community recovery building Central Highlands TAS $296,500.00
  • Play Equipment Bothwell Central Highlands TAS $70,000.00
  • Procure 2 Variable Messaging Boards Central Highlands TAS $59,266.00
  • Bronte Park Community ‘Get Together’ Meeting, Family Area Playground Central Highlands TAS $45,000.00
  • GSBC Resilient Communities Initiative Glamorgan/Spring Bay TAS $1,538,396.00
  • Southern Midlands Aquatic Centre Firefighting Water Supply Tank Farm Southern Midlands TAS $298,526.00