Flood recovery funding still flowing for Townsville
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson has welcomed the announcement of further flood recovery and resilience grants in Townsville.
Mr Thompson said Flexible Funding Grants will provide crucial infrastructure and support services funding for local organisations, while more funding has been announced for counselling, accommodation and emotional support providers.
“Townsville City Council will receive $145,000 to purchase five trailer-mounted generators to maintain services in areas with essential infrastructure that is most at risk of failure, like sewer overflows,” he said.
“Meanwhile the Townsville Pistol Club will receive $47,352 to upgrade their carpark and walkways to reduce the risk of future damage.
“These are great projects which show how we’re building back better so we can be as prepared as possible if the worst was to happen again.”
Meanwhile three services will be enabled to continue their vital support for people in the community who are still feeling the effects of the flood.
Almost $160,000 will support women and children experiencing ongoing physical and emotional distress through the North Queensland Combined Women’s Services’ Townsville Women’s Centre.
$73,000 will go to Family Emergency Accommodation Townsville to continue to support people struggling with accommodation.
Meanwhile more than $51,000 will go to the Salvation Army Property Trust to provide practical and emotional support to flood-affected residents.
“These organisations are doing an excellent job supporting the people of Townsville recover from the devastating effects of last year’s flood and I want to thank them for the important work they’re doing,” Mr Thompson said.
“We always knew the recovery process was going to be a long hard slog and we will continue to provide as much support as possible where it’s needed.”
Successful Applicants – Flexible Funding Grants Round Two:
ABIS Cooperative Society Ltd
Community Language & Cultural Heritage Retention – Bush Tucker, Bush Medicine Alternative Garden Project
Bluewater Community Association Incorporated.
Solar Car Park Lighting
Canine Obedience Club of Townsville Inc.
Shelter shed extension and replacement
Cowboys Rugby League Football Limited
Cowboys Building Resilience in the North
North Queensland Football Limited
Football Community Connect Program
North Townsville Community Hub Inc
Notch Disaster Recovery Hub
Queensland Farmers’ Federation
Supporting the Supporters: equipping a farmer buddy support network to activate during a natural disaster
Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA) – Townsville
My Mob Our Stories – PCYC Townsville
South Pacific Taekwondo Club Inc.
South Pacific Taekwondo Townsville Resilient Initiative
Tai Chi For Health Association – Central Queensland Branch Incorporated
Rebuilding our Community’s Resilience
Townsville Christian Life Centre Limited
Townsville Pastoral Counselling Support
Townsville City Council
Mobile Generators to support resilience and recovery
Townsville Cycle Club Incorporated
Velodrome – Land management mitigation works/Disaster Planning Frameworks
Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd
NQ CALD Community disaster recovery, awareness and resilience building
Townsville Pistol Club Incorporated