Hodgman Govt Provides $200,000 Towards Riverbank Flood Recovery Efforts

Hodgman Govt Provides $200,000 Towards Riverbank Flood Recovery Efforts

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Funding To Clear Flood Damaged Rivers

Victor P Taffa

The Tasmanian Government is providing up to $200,000 to clear rivers and repair riverbanks damaged by floods last month, Premier Will Hodgman said.

Record breaking rainfall had a devastating impact on many Tasmanian communities, infrastructure and industries.

Impact of debris from the recent floods is greater than the state has experienced for some decades.

“While the majority will naturally break up over time, some debris is impacting on the productive use of land, while in other areas it represents an ongoing risk for future flooding events or downstream infrastructure.” Premier Hodgman said.

“To address this, the State Government is providing up to $200,000 to clear logjams and debris build-ups, including immediate work at Liffey River.”

 

“Forestry Tasmania will coordinate local contract crews. That work will be done in close consultation with affected land owners, and in consultation with a River Hydrologist.” Premier Hodgman said.

The Taskforce is also partnering with the Natural Resource Management regional organisations throughout Tasmania, and Conservation Volunteers Australia, which will coordinate volunteers, to assist landowners to clean-up debris.

The State Government will continue to work with the Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce to ensure every effort is made to work with local communities as they rebuild.

Landowners seeking help to clean-up their property, and volunteers interested in helping can call 1800 567 567.