Northern Midlands benefit from Disaster Ready Fund

Brian Mitchell MP, Federal Member for Lyons has welcomed funding from the Albanese Labor Government’s Disaster Ready Fund to the Northern Midlands to prepare the area for flooding.

The Commonwealth’s $1.8 million funding has been matched by the Tasmanian Government to install culverts and bridges to reduce the flood footprint, removing most private properties from the projected flood area.

Through the Albanese Government’s new Disaster Ready Fund, investments are being made over five years to build critical projects that will reduce disaster risk, help to reduce recovery costs, and strengthen community resilience across Australia, including in the Northern Midlands.

“People in the Northern Midlands, along with most of the north of my electorate suffered terribly in the aftermath of our recent floods”. Mr Mitchell said.

“We are seeing flooding events more often due to climate change, and preparation is key. Adding infrastructure to defend property and business will minimise the impact of these events.

“Disaster Ready funding of more than $14 million has been assigned to Tasmania,” Mr Mitchell said.

“It includes upgrades to the Tas Alert app, The Tasmanian Hazards Notification System and flood intelligence modelling statewide. The Labor Government’s plan is to prepare better, so we are in a better position to recover quickly.”