Council welcomes disaster funding

first_imgCouncil welcomes disaster funding Kempsey Road is set to benefit from today’s joint government announcement of natural disaster funding for areas affected by the October storms.Council’s Interim Administrator, Viv May, welcomed the announcement by the Federal Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud, and the NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, of funding for several local government areas, including the Armidale region.“This will provide tremendous assistance for Council to address the latest incident of storm damage on Kempsey Road,” Mr May said.“This is particularly good news for the residents of Lower Creek.“There is a lot of work to be done on Kempsey Road and this support from the State and Federal Governments will progress that recovery work.”Mr May said the ongoing work to repair several sections of Kempsey Road had seriously depleted Council’s own reserves for road works.“We are extremely appreciative of the efforts of our Local State Member, Adam Marshall, and Federal Member Barnaby Joyce to advocate for the Natural Disaster Declaration to be fast-tracked,” he said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Armidale, Armidale Regional Council, council, disaster, Emergency, Emergency Services, Federal, federal government, Government, incident, Kempsey, local council, Minister, NSW, police, stormlast_img read more

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