Floodplain Management grant for Tenterfield Shire Council

Janelle Saffin MP has welcomed $171,428 in funding for Tenterfield Shire Council towards a floodplain risk management study for Urbenville and Woodenbong.

Tenterfield Shire Council has been awarded $171,428 in funding to help manage flood risk and reduce the impact of floods on their community under the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.

Tenterfield Council will use this funding for the Urbenville and Woodenbong Floodplain risk management study. 

Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said the project continues the work of preparing flood mapping for Tenterfield and Kyogle shires.. 

“The towns of Urbenville, Woodenbong and the Muli Muli Aboriginal community share the Tooloom Creek catchment. 

“Doing the risk study jointly allows a greater understanding of the issues faced by border villages and enhanced cooperation in the face of natural disaster,” Ms Saffin said.

Minister for Climate Change and the Environment Penny Sharpe said, “the grants will help ensure communities right across New South Wales are more resilient and better protected from potential flooding”.

“The NSW Government will continue to partner with councils to increase our understanding of flood risk. This will allow us to more effectively implement actions to reduce flood impacts on local communities.”

The Floodplain Management Program has been running since the 1980s. Funding is usually provided at a 2:1 ratio, with $2 contributed from the NSW government for every $1 provided by the council.

The grants support the NSW Flood Prone Land Policy, which aims to reduce the impacts of flooding on communities. The policy can be found here: http://bit.ly/3Skjvn6

More information about the NSW Floodplain Management Program and Floodplain Management Grants can be found at https://bit.ly/3ufeILF

GOOD DIALOGUE: Janelle Saffin MP and Tenterfield Shire Mayor Cr Bronwyn Petrie regularly catch up on Tenterfield Shire and regional issues.