Disaster assistance of $105 million has now been made available by the Queensland Government, for local councils and state agencies to clean up and repair community and recreational assets damaged in the 2021-22 floods.
The funding is part of the $150 million Community and Recreational Assets Program, which includes $45 million to directly support not-for-profit community sporting clubs affected by the recent flood and rain events.
The Community and Recreational Asset Recovery and Resilience Program aims to support the clean-up, repair and improve the resilience of community and recreational assets damaged as a direct result of rainfall and flooding throughout Queensland.
Expressions of Interest are now open for the funding, which is available to councils and state agencies in 37 flood-affected local government areas. Of the $105 million available, $100 million is available for the repair of recreational and community assets, while $5 million will be spent to repair recreational assets in public parks.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles urged councils and state agencies affected by the recent extraordinary weather events to submit an Expression of Interest.
“The three severe rainfall and flooding events has also seen a large amount of damage to nature-based recreation and fire management infrastructure within the Queensland national parks and state forests,” Miles said.
“Fixing damaged recreational facilities will help restore social and community networks and can also help the economic recovery of local communities that rely on these assets for tourism and visitor numbers.”
The Community and Recreational Assets Program is part of a $721 million jointly funded Commonwealth and Queensland Government DRFA exceptional circumstances package for Queensland which includes human and social recovery, economic, environmental and infrastructure recovery. The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is administering this $105 million program.
Expressions of Interest are open until 31 July 2022.
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