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In the decade of devastating floods in Yenda in 2012, and as Lismore struggles with his catastrophe, Griffith City Council received several million grants to establish mitigation measures in the Yogali and Hanwood floods. Several million dollars have been offered to Griffith City Council for projects in Yoga and Hanwood aimed at preventing major floods in the future. However, there is a catch – according to the funding agreement, the Council must contribute a third of the amount of funding for the project, returning the council’s budget to $ 760,000. The Yoogali Dam and Pipe Upgrade Project has received $ 1,040,000 in funding under the National Flood Relief Infrastructure Project, provided Griffith City Council accepts funding by April 30th. The construction of the Hanwood Dam and the raising of the road was awarded even more, with $ 1,240,000 for the entire flood mitigation measure. READ MORE. Each of the projects will provide safety for a 1 percent annual probability of exceeding that which is ‘1 of the floods for 100 years’. Funding reports say the projects “will protect the village from floods, improve the environment and improve entrepreneurship in the village.” Due to the recent community opinion group highlighting the need for floodplain management, especially in Yogala, grants will have a long way to go before prevention. Griffith City Council will meet and vote on the grants at 7pm on Tuesday, April 26th. The full agenda is available on the council’s website. The meeting will be broadcast live on Griffith City Council’s Facebook page, and minutes will be posted on Griffith City Council’s website later. Our journalists make every effort to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:


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