Support is available for those affected by the NSW floods. Resources and information can be found at the NSW Flood Assistance and Resources page.

2022 CLIRP Aboriginal Priority Needs Program 

Background

The record-breaking flooding that occurred in parts of NSW in February-March 2022 has had a significant impact on communities.

Funding of $150 million was approved for a 2022 Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package (CLIRP) (the Package) jointly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The CLIRP will be delivered in two stages: The Priority Needs Program (PNP) and the Essential Community Assets Program (ECAP).

The PNP will provide funding to assist with the repair, reconstruction and minor resilience building measures for Aboriginal community infrastructure. In addition, applicants may apply for funds to undertake damage assessments and planning and design work that may be necessary to participate in the second stage of the CLIRP ECAP.

The $30 million Priority Needs Program will be delivered in community-specific streams as follows:

$6 million Aboriginal Priority Needs Program

$12 million Arts and Culture Priority Needs Program

$12 million Sports Priority Needs Program

Eligibility 

The following LGAs are eligible for the Program as they are declared disaster areas as per AGRN 1012 and have been assessed as highly impacted:

Ballina

Byron

Clarence Valley

Hawkesbury

Kyogle

Lismore

Richmond Valley

Tweed


The eligible LGAs correspond to the following eligible LALCs:

Baryulgil

Birrigan Gargle

Bogal

Casino-Boolangle

Coffs Harbour

Deerubbin

Dorrigo Plateau

Grafton Ngerrie

Gugin Gudduba

Jali

Jana Ngalee

Jubullum

Metropolitan

Muli Muli

Ngulingah

Tweed Byron

Yaegl

Support & contacts

For further support contact the AANSW grants team at grants@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 019 998. 

Other funding streams 

Find out more about the Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package – Arts and Culture Priority Needs Program here

Find out more about the Community Local Infrastrucuture Recovery Package - Sports Infrastructure Recovery Fund here

More information about this program will be available shortly. For updates about this program visit www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/grants 




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