Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA today announced funding for Moorabool & Melton Councils to help prepare and protect the local community for emergency events.
Shire of Moorabool received $120,000, whilst Melton (and its partner Council, Wyndham) also received $120,000.
Funded as part of the Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program, $4.6 million will be provided yearly to 64 councils located within Country Fire Authority (CFA) districts.
Both Councils are key partners in emergency planning and management, with extensive local knowledge and a key connection to the local community.
Councils can be funded individually or in groups, with support ensuring councils are able to adequately prepare for future emergency events and help their communities to become more resilient.
Funding under the Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program reflects the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to helping local councils strengthen their emergency management capacity and capability, particularly in rural, regional and peri-urban areas
Don Nardella MLA said:
With a wealth of local knowledge and strong links to their communities, this funding will support both Councils to continue their integral role in managing emergency situations.
The Andrews Labor Government understands that communities in peri-urban and regional areas face their own unique challenges. This Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program is just another way we are assisting local residents in these areas.