The Hills Gets A $3,500 Boost For Flood Protection Maintenance

Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott and Environment Minister Mark Speakman today announced The Hills Shire Council would receive a further $3,500 to help maintain flood mitigation works.

Mr Elliott said The Hills Shire Council would use this year’s grant for ongoing maintenance of flood structures.

Environment Minister Mark Speakman said the funds came from the NSW Floodplain Management Program and the grant was one of nine announced today, injecting $357,000 into local councils for the maintenance of flood mitigation works.

“This ongoing funding is specifically for projects that assess the risks and reduce the impacts of flooding in NSW,” Mr Speakman said.

“Natural disasters, such as flooding, have the potential to be devastating for local communities and businesses and the environment they live in.

“This is where the NSW Floodplain Management Program helps areas such as The Hills to be better prepared for future flooding events.”

The funding is administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage and eligible councils match the money that is funded to them.

Mr Speakman said the grants were part of more than 200 currently active OEH funded flood grants across NSW worth around $52 million.