Issuu on Google+ Torres Strait gets $12 million funding for coastal protection Torres Strait Island seawall protection. Image supplied supplied by Minister Scullion’s office 28 February 2014 T he Australian Government will invest a total of $12 million to support improvements to vital seawall infrastructure in the Torres Strait. The joint Australian and Queensland Government project will see a total of $26.2 million provided for the construction and repair of seawalls on six Torres Strait islands that experience regular tidal and storm surge flooding. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said $5 million from the Australian Government will come from the Community Development Grants Programme. “The Australian Government will continue to ensure vital infrastructure and safety for our remote communities is a priority,” Mr Truss said. “These works will provide residents of the Torres Strait islands with protection from the environmental elements in their National NAIDOC Poster Competition and nominations for the National NAIDOC Awards are now open. Forms are available online at or at your nearest Indigenous Coordination Centre. Poster competition entries close Friday 28 March. Award nominations close Wednesday 23 April. Page 1

Torres strait gets $12m funding for coastal protection

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