Disaster assistance has been made available to help communities in the Great Southern region recover from the damage caused by heavy rainfall and severe flooding last month (August 2020).
The first shovel-ready project in Western Australia has been delivered under the state’s recent $223 million infrastructure boost, with upgrades on the Great Eastern Highway – Coates Gully Bridge now complete.
The WA Government has announced a record $2 million in grants to support local businesses secure contract opportunities, more than doubling last year’s (2019) funding and supporting the WA Recovery Plan initiatives.
Disaster assistance is now available in the local government areas of Bega, Eurobodalla, Goulburn Mulwaree, Kiama, Orange, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Snowy Monaro, Sutherland, Upper Lachlan, Wollongong and Yass, following severe storms and floods across the New South Wales coast.
The NSW Government is seeking feedback from the construction industry over a proposed security of payment regulation which will deliver a more secure system of contractor payments across the sector.
$1 million Australian Government investment for the construction of wild dog exclusion fencing in Western Australia.
Communities across southern and eastern Queensland impacted by devastating bushfires in 2019 will receive funding to employ Community Development Officers to help lead long-term recovery efforts.
Communities impacted by flooding in Far North and North Queensland in early 2019 will benefit from more than $9 million in grant funding for 119 local projects to boost flood recovery and resilience.
HIA welcomes the release of crucial final touches to the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder scheme. “The addition of this extra detail will clarify questions builders and home buyers have been asking since the scheme was announced on 4 June (2020),” said Kristin Brookfield, HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy.
An advocacy agenda released by a coalition of industry bodies is calling on governments to make every building count in Australia’s economic recovery.