The Albanese and Andrews Labor Governments are supporting Victorian communities to restore treasured recreation areas and facilities damaged by the floods in October and November 2022.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, the Federal and State Governments have provided more than $11.8 million to 125 voluntary committees of management.
With this funding, the committees are restoring significant community gathering places and tourist destinations including halls, caravan parks, camping areas and multi-use recreation reserves for use by residents and visitors. The projects will also consider upgrades to improve their resilience against future disasters.
The flood recovery projects range from replacement and upgrade of drainage and power, road repairs, and replacement of fencing, to more complex rebuilding projects.
Among them are the Camperdown Racecourse Recreation Reserve, Darlington Mechanics Institute and Recreation Reserve, the Terang and District Racing Club and the Panmure Recreation Reserve.
A full list of successful grant recipients is available at deeca.vic.gov.au/grants/voluntary-committees-of-management-flood-recovery.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“I know from my visits to many disaster-impacted communities from last year’s floods that these community resources are critical to the ongoing recovery journey.”
“This important funding will ensure the hardest hit communities are able to recover as quickly as possible.”