Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the District Council of Loxton Waikerie will receive $178,832 to replace the Waikerie Jetty as part of their Riverland Flood Disaster Risk Reduction Project.
“A new floating jetty will minimise the recovery of the community following flood as it will be resilient to flood damage and remain functional during future flooding events, creating universal and safe access to the river. Importantly, the new infrastructure will reduce response times for emergency and police rescue efforts.”
“I know communities are best placed to understand their unique needs and how they can best improve their resilience and reduce their level of risk to natural disasters that’s why this project have been assessed to be so important to the Waikerie community.”
Mayor Stasinowsky said this project will be great for Waikerie as it fixes a long term problem where the local wharf would be submerged in high river events.
“Tony Pasin had understood the local needs and pointed us in the right direction to achieve this project.” Mayor Stasinowsky said.
In delivering this program, the Australian Government is not only increasing disaster preparedness and resilience, but also reducing the cost in time and money of recovery following future disasters.
For more information and a full list of projects funded under Round One of the Preparing Australian Communities Program – Local stream visit: https://recovery.gov.au/disaster-risk-reduction/preparing-australia-program