South Burnett Regional Council will receive a $20,000 grant to develop plans which will help the region be better prepared for future bushfire emergencies (Photo: QFES)

July 23, 2020

South Burnett Regional Council will receive $20,000 from jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements in the wake of last summer’s bushfires.

The grants will be used to implement the South Burnett Bushfire Management Plan and the Bunya Mountains Community Sub-Group Plan.

Toowoomba Regional Council will receive $42,750 for fire trails at Crows Nest and Millmerran West.

Somerset Regional Council, which was one of the local regions hardest hit by the summer fires, will receive $100,000 to implement the Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework into the Somerset and Lockyer Local Disaster Management Groups.

“The Australian and Queensland governments are committed to the long-term recovery of Queensland communities, which were hit hard by the bushfires,” Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said.

The Flexible Funding grants were open to 23 local government areas affected by the bushfires.

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