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Federal government to create new natural disaster agency after bushfire royal commission recommendation – ABC News

More than half a billion dollars will be given to a new agency that will oversee national responses to major natural disasters and will help disaster-proof communities….

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More than half a billion dollars will be given to a new agency overseeing national responses to major natural disasters, to help communities recover and rebuild.
Key points:

  • The agency will be given $600 million to fund projects to bushfire and cyclone-proof houses, and build levees in disaster prone areas
  • The National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency (NDNQFRRA) and the National Bushfire Recovery Agency will fall under the umbrella of the new body
  • The federal government…

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