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New flood recovery assistance

Funding is now available to the Central Coast community to repair local infrastructure damaged by floods in February and June last year.

Flooding over Jilliby Road, July 2022 - photograph Mike Campbell.

3 February 2023

 

THE Central Coast Council is eligible to apply for a share of $70 million under the new Community Assets Program jointly funded by the Federal and New South Wales Governments.

 

The program will fund the repair of playgrounds, walkways, places of cultural heritage, and other community assets like pedestrian bridges and community-based pre-schools.

 

Applications for the Community Asset Program are now open. More information will be available at: www.nsw.gov.au/2022CLIRP.

 

 

Assistant Minister Emma McBride said "Almost a year on from the February floods, there is still work that needs to be done to repair key community assets in the Central Coast.

 

"This latest round of funding will being a much needed boost to the region as it continues to recover, restore and rebuild.

 

"The package underlines the Albanese Government's commitment to working with all levels of government in crisis response and recovery.

 

"I look forward to seeing the Central Coast Council capitalise on this opportunity improve our community and help it bounce back from the flooding."

 

Member for Robertson Dr Gordon Reid said “The Central Coast was devastated by flooding at various points throughout last year, this funding will ensure we can repair and rebuild flood-damaged infrastructure.

 

“Communities along the Hawkesbury River in my electorate experienced destructive flooding and this funding will assist with their recovery efforts.

 

“I thank the Albanese Labor Government for working with all levels of government to ensure funding is available in our regions so they can recover strongly following these weather events.”

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