Scott Morrison announces $600million for bushfire and cyclone disaster funding

Hope for natural disaster-stricken Aussies as $600million is poured into renovating houses and beefing up defences ahead of future floods, fires and cyclones Thousands of Aussies have suffered from fires, floods and cyclones recently  Federal government is establishing National Recovery and Resilience Agency The agency will spend $600million on improving defences for the future 

By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 14:21 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 14:21 BST, 4 May 2021

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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.

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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

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

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