Local community projects backed by National Bushfire Recovery Fund

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

The Australian Government has provided funding to local community projects in Goulburn and Upper Lachlan under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program, with projects to receive $2.7 million in support.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said a design and assessment study for water storage in Taralga and Goulburn’s Emergency Operations Centre are among the 524 projects funded under the program.

Mr Taylor said the overall program funding was boosted to $390 million to further support communities around Australia to recover from the 2019-20 bushfires. 

“As part of the $2.1 billion National Bushfire Recovery Fund, the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program is backing projects which the affected communities have said will best support their ongoing recovery,” Mr Taylor said.

“These grants will go toward projects that support local jobs, small businesses and improving local infrastructure in Goulburn and Upper Lachlan.”

Mr Taylor said local projects funded included:

  • $391,632 – Paint The Town (Goulburn Mulwaree & Upper Lachlan)
  • $1,494,851 – Goulburn Mulwaree Emergency Operations Centre
  • $875,000 – Taralga Off Stream Water Storage Assessment and Design Project

Details of the funded projects are available on the National Recovery and Resilience Agency website at: https://recovery.gov.au/programs/black-summer-grants.