More bush fire recovery money for the Central Qld

The Livingstone Shire Council is to receive an extra $300k

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Recovery money: The Livingstone Shire Council in Central Queensland will receive $300,000 more for bush fire recovery projects.

Recovery money: The Livingstone Shire Council in Central Queensland will receive $300,000 more for bush fire recovery projects.

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The Livingstone Shire council will receive an additional $300,000 in the latest round of bush fire recovery funding, according to a Central Queensland MP. Mic...

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The Livingstone Shire council will receive an additional $300,000 in the latest round of bush fire recovery funding, according to a Central Queensland MP.

Michelle Landry, the Federal Member for Capricornia, said the extra money would be made available through the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

She said the extra funding would "empower the Capricorn Coast" to invest in long term bush fire mitigation and resilience.

"People in Livingstone know what matters most to the Capricorn Coast- it's only fair they should decide how the money is spent," Ms Landry said.

"The fires have hit us hard in Livingstone Shire but we're a tough bunch in Central Queensland and we know what's needed to recover.

"The National Bushfire Recovery Agency made an independent decision of where the money should be allocated.

"The agency looked at a range of factors including population, disaster recovery payments already received, the area burnt and socio-economic factors of the council area.

The 60 councils where Category C assistance was activated January 24 were eligible for the funding, which ranges from $200,000 to $416,667.

It is understood Local Government Authorities can use the funding for rebuilding council infrastructure such roads, bridges, and community facilities; re-fencing and hosting activities that bring communities together.

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