Supporting flood-affected communities across Queensland and New South Wales
On 18 March 2022, in response to large scale floods across Queensland and New South Wales during February and March, the Australian Government announced an additional $150 million from the Emergency Response Fund for recovery and post-disaster resilience initiatives that support flood-affected communities in those states.
Queensland and New South Wales have each been allocated a grant of $75 million to spend on projects where they, in agreement with the Australian Government, determine the funding is most needed.
The allocation of $150 million for recovery and post disaster resilience projects for the New South Wales and Queensland recovery and resilience package is the total allocation available for 2021-22 from the Emergency Response Fund as prescribed by the legislation.
The National Emergency Management Agency will work with the Queensland and New South Wales governments to support the implementation of the funding.