Friday, July 19, 2024

Grant supports Federation stormwater plan


Federation Council in the NSW Murray region has received funding under Round 2 of the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure’s Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund for the preparation of a local stormwater servicing plan.

Mayor, Pat Bourke said the Stormwater Servicing Plan will review the existing stormwater network in Federation and identify the capacity and location for future stormwater infrastructure.

“Council is thrilled to be one of the 16 Councils to receive this grant funding from the NSW Government for $230,000 to proceed with this project,” he said.

“This funding supports Council’s strategic stormwater planning work which will allow for the management of stormwater for urban and residential growth throughout the council area incorporating climate change adaptation.”

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said under Round 2 of the Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund, 16 projects across regional NSW will help unlock 23,769 new homes sooner.

“Round two of the Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund is about supporting regional councils to speed up and enable the delivery of new homes in the regions through funding for strategic planning projects” Mr Scully said.

“Federation Council stand to benefit from a new Stormwater Servicing plan which will make future housing in the Murray region more resilient to climate change and natural disasters.”

Further information is available from the NSW Planning website.

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