By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 14:21 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 14:21 BST, 4 May 2021
Australians vulnerable to bushfires, floods and cyclones could have their homes upgraded to make them more resistant with new federal funding to combat natural disasters.
In the wake of the horrific 2019 bushfires and floods and cyclones this year, Scott Morrison is setting up the National Recovery and Resilience Agency to respond to future catastrophes.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The agency will be given $600million for beefing up the defences of regional communities and training emergency services to deal with disasters.
Australians whose homes are vulnerable to bushfires, floods and cyclones could have them upgraded to make them more resistant. Pictured: The Gospers Mountain Fire in December 2019
Projects will include bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies.
The new agency was recommended by the natural disaster Royal Commission and will begin work on July 1.
It will be led by Coordinator-General Shane Stone and bring together the former National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency and the National Bushfire Recovery