Ponds unplugged for Sydney’s $8bil Green Square

By Paul Hemsley City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has moved to stop floods from pouring into the massive new Green Square precinct and surrounding areas by installing an huge underground culvert drain pipe network designed to divert waters away from areas that have traditionally been rendered a swampland. The new waterworks are a […]

Queensland councils seek $1b for flood-proofing

By Paul Hemsley Queensland’s Community Recovery and Resilience Minister, David Crisafulli, has announced that councils hit by recent flooding disasters have put their hands up for nearly $1 billion in applications for “Betterment Fund” projects to help replace damaged council assets and make them more flood resistant. The big figure requests have dwarfed the more […]

Councils welcome funding for clean-up crews

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has welcomed the Federal government’s $315 million relief package for disaster hit communities.   Treasurer Wayne Swan’s announcement of a $315 million relief package to support the state’s reconstruction effort was the lift Queenslanders needed as they continued the job of putting the “summer of sorrow’’ behind them, […]

Free websites for flood-affected councils

Domain name orgasnisation, au domain Administration (auDA) has offered mayors, council CEOs and relevant disaster and management recovery authorities, free websites.   The not-for-profit organisation has released a series of free websites for communities affected by recent flooding throughout Victoria.   This initiative follows auDA’s creation and release of fourteen websites for flood-affected Queensland communities […]

Flood crisis worsens

By Angela Dorizas Communities across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia have suffered from severe flooding, with 45 local government areas declared natural disaster zones. The flood crisis has so far claimed the lives of four people from the Queensland towns of Oxford Downs and Rockhampton, and Parkes in NSW. In Wagga Wagga, […]

Commonwealth assistance for NSW flood victims

Attorney-General, Robert McClelland has announced the Commonwealth Government will provide financial assistance to New South Wales communities affected by recent flooding.   Commonwealth assistance is being provided through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) and will apply to Wagga Wagga, Albury and Tumut, Tumbarumba, Greater Hume and Lockhart shires.   Funding will include […]


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