Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, is delighted to deliver funding for Rockhampton Zoo to be bushfire ready.
Rockhampton Zoo was one of 16 projects across Capricornia to benefit from the Coalition Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants. A total of $9 million was delivered across the Capricornia region.
Ms Landry said the grants provided support to communities affected during 2019-20 bushfires.
“As part of the Coalition Government’s $2.2 billion National Bushfire Recovery Fund, the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program backed projects which the affected communities said would best support their ongoing recovery.
“The grants funded a broad range of recovery and resilience projects, from social and community wellbeing right through to projects that supported local jobs, small businesses and infrastructure,” Ms Landry said.
Rockhampton Zoo was successful in receiving $503,000 to protect the animals and infrastructure improvements, should there be a natural disaster.
Hard working Capricornia MP, Michelle Landry, said that she is proud to stand by her record of delivering for her electorate.
“These types of investments for our region brings people together and build the much-needed infrastructure our communities need,” Ms Landry said.
Other projects from across Capricornia that were funded through the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program include:
Livingstone Shire Council Area:
- Barmaryee Restoration and Capability Enhancements
- Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Officer
- Bushfire suppression and mitigation tools
- Construction of an outdoor movie screen
- Economic Development Officer – Disaster Recovery
- Livingstone Local Disaster Coordination Centre Technology Implementation
- Rural Fire Brigade Access Improvements
- The Station Community Recovery Hub
Rockhampton Regional Council area:
- Bushfire Resilience officer – Local Resilience Planning
- Emergency Services staging upgrade
- Increased capacity for firefighting response
- Rockhampton City Hall generator replacement
- Rockhampton Zoo Bushfire Resilience Project
Whitsunday Regional Council area:
- Whitsunday bushfire resilience
- Whitsunday Regional CHF Radio Disaster Communications Project
- Whitsundays – NBN Bushfire Resilient HPC Project