The Jingellic Hub will dramatically boost its capacity as a ‘safer place’ during times of emergency with new assistance funding from the Federal and NSW Governments.

According to Farrer MP Sussan Ley a grant of just over $36k will help the Hub’s committee upgrade ‘emergency’ communications as well as maintenance of the Showgrounds site, so it can sustain a vital role as a major welfare coordination centre in the Upper Murray.

“The latest funding from the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund is supporting locally led recovery, targeting community wellbeing, connectedness, social recovery and future disaster resilience.”

“Our government will continue to roll out bushfire recovery grants over the next two years, allowing all areas hit during the Black Summer fires plenty of time to put forward community-led funding proposals,” Ms Ley said.

State MP Justin Clancy noted the funding was a great example of governments working together to co-fund        a project which builds the resilience of the Jingellic community to sustain itself through natural disasters.

“The community knows what resourcing it needs and has helped drive this project to improve emergency communications and safety,” Mr Clancy said.

The small grant funding for the Jingellic Hub is among $29 million for 173 community projects across NSW allocated through the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF).

Further details are available here.