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12 Nov 2021

Funding for disaster risk reduction on Kangaroo Island | Media Release

Corporate2community will receive a $117,500 boost from the Commonwealth Government to further strengthen the Kangaroo Island community against bushfires, floods and other extreme weather events.

Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC congratulated Corporate2community on its successful application for a Disaster Risk Reduction Grant, which has been delivered as a joint program between the Commonwealth and State Governments.

“I thank Corporate2community for the work it is doing to help reduce the risk and potentially devastating impacts of natural disasters on Kangaroo Island,” Senator McLachlan said.

As part of the Disaster Risk Reduction Grant, the Commonwealth Government provided Corporate2community with $117,500 to deliver co-designed tools for the local business community and embed future sustainable economic success.

In all, nine disaster risk reduction initiatives have been funded in South Australia including projects that will have state-wide benefits, such as $318,300 for the Australian Red Cross and the SA Council of Social Service to help those who are particularly at-risk during emergencies.

“Our South Australian Country Fire Service will also receive $60,000 for a virtual bushfire risk information management system,” Senator McLachlan said.

“These grants will help make our communities better prepared and more resilient – and that means better outcomes for everyone when a disaster strikes.”

The Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program is jointly funded with the Australian Government to reduce the risk and impact of natural disasters on South Australian communities in line with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.

A full list of grant recipients in South Australia under the Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program can be found at: Disaster Risk Reduction Grants - SAFECOM.

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