$80,000 Grant Adapt to Climate Change
Sydney Coastal Councils Group has received an $80,000 NSW Government grant to
help its communities plan for climate change, Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-
Smith said today.
The Building Resilience to Climate Change (BRCC) grants support local government
to address climate change threats.
Mr. Notley-Smith said councils played a key role in responding to climate change
because many of the impacts and risks are experienced at a local level.
“The grants promote coordination, collaboration and knowledge sharing at the local
government level and foster regional alliances,” Ms. Upton said.
Environment Minister Mark Speakman said this third round of funding totalling almost
$500,000 would help the successful councils to deliver their respective projects
within 15 months, helping to minimise the localised impacts of climate change on
“From Dubbo to Sydney’s eastern beaches, this round’s successful projects will help
address climate change risks by protecting vulnerable communities,” Mr Speakman
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) President Cr Keith Rhoades AFSM said
approximately 80 per cent of local government organisations have completed climate
change risk assessments or participated in regional vulnerability assessments.
“This high level of interest from local government shows we want to better
understand and tackle the risks climate change poses on their our assets and
services to our communities,” Cr Rhoades said.
“The first two BRCC rounds have resulted in 60 councils, seven NSW agencies, four
research institutions, three community groups, and four businesses working together
to deliver 14 adaptation projects across the state.”
For more information, visit: http://www.lgnsw.org.au/policy/climate-change/building-