By Andrew FauldingABSTRACT A fund has been set up to help rebuild and rebuild communities after the devastating bushfires.
The Federal Government announced the fund on Monday night, and it’s the latest in a series of initiatives to help people affected with the fires.
Key points:The Federal government announced $500,000 to rebuild communities and help fund restoration effortsThe fund will be administered by the Commonwealth, which will take over management of the fund and provide it with direct fundingThe fund’s administrators have been informed about the fund’s details and will be asked to respond within 30 daysThe Federal Department of Finance (DFF) announced on Monday it would be administering the fund to help pay for reconstruction.
The fund, which is administered by Commonwealth Government, will be managed by the Federal Government.
The announcement comes as the Federal and Queensland governments are working on an agreement for the federal government to help fund recovery from the fires in the state and protect communities from future bushfires as a result.
The funds will be paid to those who have lost homes, businesses, or a whole area.
The first grant of $500 000 will be available to rebuild after the fires, and there will be another $500 million to help ensure there are no more bushfires in the future.
The State Government will also be able to use the funds to help with rebuilding after the bushfire disaster.
The Department of Environment and Heritage (DEPH) is in charge of the project, which was announced in response to the fires which ravaged the state last month.”DFH is working with the Federal Department for the Environment and the Environment Protection Authority (EPAA) to provide direct funding for communities affected by this bushfire,” a statement from the Department of the Environment said.
“The funds, which are administered by EPAA, will provide direct support to rebuild, rehabilitate and rebuild a community, including local government and community groups, to the extent of their resources and their need for help.”
In return, EPAA will manage the funds and will direct their expenditure to local and state government, to support their recovery.
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