Coalition allocates $600m for new ‘resilience’ agency to help combat threat of natural disasters

Coalition allocates $600m for new ‘resilience’ agency to help combat threat of natural disasters

The Guardian

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National agency will fund projects such as bushfire and cyclone-proofing houses and building levees to try and control floods

The Morrison government will use next week’s budget to establish a national recovery and resilience agency and create a new climate service to help manage the risk of natural disasters.

The government will allocate $600m to the agency to fund resilience projects such as bushfire and cyclone-proofing houses, building levees for flood control, and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies.

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