Victoria announces second round of flood repair funding
Victorian Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell has met with representatives from Buloke, Loddon and Gannawarra shire councils to announce almost $850,000 in grants from Round 2 payments of the Local Government Clean Up Fund.
The Round 2 payments to assist flood-affected municipalities with the long and costly clean-up process are in addition to $100,000 each Shire Council received in Round 1 funding.
"The Local Government Clean Up Fund was a special Coalition Government initiative to help councils deal with the range of clean-up and repair tasks resulted from the floods.
"Removing the general debris the floods produced was a significant expense for councils across the state.
"As the municipalities hardest hit by the floods, Buloke, Loddon and Gannawarra shire councils will receive the most funding from the Clean Up Fund," Mrs Powell said.
The funding is as follows
- Buloke Shire Council will receive a total payment of $446,078
- Loddon Shire Council will receive a total payment of $393,717
- Gannawarra Shire Council will receive a total payment of $307,062
The three shires have now received more than $1.14 million from the $5 million Local Government Clean Up Fund.
The fund has assisted 29 councils throughout Victoria in dealing with the cost of cleaning up after the floods.
The joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements picks up the cost for much of the other recovery and reconstruction work undertaken by councils.