$3 million investment to reduce flood risk in Western Sydney

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Australian and NSW Governments have today announced more than $3 million in funding to prevent and manage floods across Greater Western Sydney under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

This investment will help councils and emergency services determine the likelihood of flooding after heavy rain and develop strategies to protect lives, homes and businesses in the vicinity of major catchments like the Parramatta, Nepean and Georges Rivers.

I look forward to working with my state and local counterparts as they implement these projects and strenghthen their local communities.

For further information on this program, visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/2014to2015floodgrants.htm