Hume to receive emergency management funds

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence has announced $60,000 in funding for Hume council to help prepare and protect the local community for emergency events.

Funded as part of the Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program, $4.6 million will be provided yearly to 64 councils located within Country Fire Authority (CFA) districts.

Ms Spence said Hume was a key partner in emergency planning and management, with extensive local knowledge and a key connection to the local community.

Councils can be funded individually or in groups, with support ensuring councils are able to adequately prepare for future emergency events and help their communities to become more resilient.

Funding under the Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program reflects the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to helping local councils strengthen their emergency management capacity and capability, particularly in rural, regional and peri-urban areas.

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