$5.5 million to improve natural disaster resilience

Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and South Australian Minister for Emergency Services Tony Piccolo today announced more than $5.5 million of projects to assist communities across South Australia build resilience to natural disasters.

Mr Keenan said while the nature and size of the country’s landscape meant that natural hazards were a fact of life in Australia, communities are stepping up efforts to manage natural disaster risks.

“Natural disasters have an enormous impact on our economy and cripple businesses and communities. These projects led by state agencies, local councils, non-government organisations and volunteer organisations are all designed to help communities better prepare and respond to natural disasters,” Mr Keenan said.

Funding will go to 33 projects. A complete list of projects can be found at http://www.safecom.sa.gov.au