More funding for flood barriers

June 16, 2023 8:45 am in by

There’s now budgeted moves to see the Riverland better prepared for natural disasters – including flooding.

Outlined yesterday, the 2023-24 state budget provides $1.3 million over four years for the SES to establish a strategic flood barrier reserve.

This includes the Dafencell barriers which were used widely though the region during the Murray River flood event.

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The CFS was also budgeted an extra $26M to boost aerial firefighting capabilities.