Huon excluded from fire funding

Huon excluded from fire funding

Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP is demanding an explanation as to why the Huon Valley has been excluded from a bushfire-funding

program.

Last week, the Australian Government released the guidelines for a $276 million grant program for bushfire recovery from the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires, that excluded the Huon Valley local government area.

Ms Collins stated that the allocation of funding is unfair and doesn’t respond to areas that are in need.

“The area is still recovering from the 2019 fires and it is completely unfair for the Valley to be excluded from this funding, given the devastating bushfires that impacted the region,” Ms Collins said.

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