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$1.8 Billion DRFA Funding Announced - 1st August 2023
Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Kristy McBain has announced advance payments of nearly $1.8 billion in natural disaster payments to the states to allow local flood, fire and cyclone repairs to be fast-tracked.
FMA 2023 Conference Photos Now Available - 1st August 2023
During the 2023 FMA Conference in Sydney, professional photographer Peter Sechi took many, many photographs of the networking events, session presentations and trade displays.
ICA Survey - FMA Members' Input Sought - 1st August 2023
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has engaged Deloitte to conduct its external review into the insurance industry's response to the CAT 221 flooding event across New South Wales and Queensland in early 2022.
Inquiry Into Insurers' Response to the 2022 Floods - 1st August 2023
Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones and Member for Calare Andrew Gee have announced a parliamentary inquiry into insurers’ response to the 2022 floods. The announcement followed visits to the flood-affected central west NSW towns of Molong, Eugowra, and Cudal.
NSW Flood Risk Management Manual Released - 1st August 2023
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (Environment Heritage Group) has advised that the Flood Risk Management Manual: the policy and manual for flood liable land (2023) has been gazetted as the manual for flood liable land under S733 of the Local Government Act 1993. It replaces the Floodplain Development Manual (2005).
NZ Rivers Group Conference 2023 - 1st August 2023
Our New Zealand colleague Sharyn Westlake from Greater Wellington Regional Council has let us know that registrations for this year’s New Zealand Rivers Group Conference are open.
Comparing the Scamander and Avenue Rivers, Tasmania - 1st March 2023
Attendees at the 2022 FMA Conference in Toowoomba may recall the presentation by Lieselotte Fearman, concerning her research in the Scamander River catchment in North East Tasmania.
FMA Excellence Awards Nominations Now Open! - 1st March 2023
As announced at the Quarterly Meeting in Sydney, IAG is the naming rights sponsor of the 2023 FMA Young Floodplain Manager of the Year Award, and the FMA Flood Risk Management Project of the Year Award.
FMA National Conference Early Registration Closes Soon - 1st March 2023
The FMA National Conference is just 12 weeks away, and early registrations close on 31 March.
First Hazards Insurance Partnership Meeting - 1st March 2023
The Hazards Insurance Partnership, involving the Federal Government and the insurance industry, has held its first meeting as part of aims to improve resilience for extreme weather risks and to put downward pressure on premiums.

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