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National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience

Australian Government: Attorney-General's Department - Emergency Management in Australia

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 National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience

Natural Disaster Resilience Program

During 2009, various Commonwealth programs for disaster mitigation works and support for emergency management volunteers, were replaced by the National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience (NPA). The NPA provides approximately $27 million per year to states and territories to enhance the resilience of communities against the impact of natural disasters. The NPA consolidates the former Bushfire Mitigation Program (BMP), the Natural Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) and the National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund (NEVSF).

By integrating these grant programs, states and territories now have increased flexibility to effectively meet the requirements of local communities threatened by disaster in the strategic context of their risk priorities. This allows funding to target activities that enhance disaster resilience in accordance with the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.

A key aim of the NPA is to enhance Australia’s resilience to natural disasters through mitigation works, measures and related activities that contribute to safer, sustainable communities better able to withstand the effects of disasters, particularly those arising from the impact of climate change.

The NPA is a partnership with states and territories where jurisdictions provide direct administration of the funding and submit an annual implementation plan to the Attorney-General..

Funding for projects is prioritised by states and territories in the context of their natural disaster risk priorities. This recognises that different jurisdictions have different priorities and that these may change over time. Each state and territory will ascertain eligibility for funding against their risk priorities when applications are called for.

Copies of the NPA and associated implementation plans are available on the Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations website.

Contact details for agencies in each jurisdiction will be updated as information becomes available.

Australian Capital Territory

ACT NDRP Program Manager
ACT Emergency Services Agency
PO Box 104
CURTIN ACT 2605

Phone: (02) 6205 4367
Email: emergencymanagement@act.gov.au

New South Wales

Mitigation and Risk Management Unit
Emergency Management NSW
PO Box 6976
SILVERWATER NSW 2128

Phone: (02) 8247 5920
Email: ndrgs@em.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory

Program Manager
Northern Territory Emergency Service
PO Box 39764
WINNILIE NT 0821

Phone: (08) 8922 3631
Email: ndrp@nt.gov.au

Queensland

Senior Program Administrator
Emergency Management Queensland
Department of Community Safety
GPO Box 1425
BRISBANE QLD 4001

Phone: (07) 3635 3099 (9:00 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri excl public holidays)
Email: emqgrants.subsidies@dsc.qld.gov.au

South Australia

Project Support Officer for Natural Disaster Resilience Program (grants)
SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission

Level 8, 60 Waymouth Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8463 4150 (9:00 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri excl public holidays)
Email: haskins.linda@safecom.sa.gov.au

Tasmania

Assistant Director (Policy and Programs)
State Emergency Services

Department of Police and Emergency Management
GPO Box 1290
HOBART TAS 7001

Phone: (03) 6230 2772
Fax: (03) 6234 9769
Email: andrea.heath@ses.tas.gov.au

Victoria

Manager, Emergency Management Policy
NDRGS Liaison Officer
Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner
GPO Box 4356
MELBOURNE VIC 3001

Phone: (03) 8684 7902
Fax: (03) 8684 7956
Email: paul.gabriel@justice.vic.gov.au

Western Australia

Principal Coordinator - Grants and WANDRRA
Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA)
PERTH  WA

Phone: (08) 9323 9463
Fax: (08) 9323 9714
Email: graham.capper@fesa.wa.gov.au