​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Natural Disaster Resilience Program 2016-17

Successful applicants for Natural Disaster Resilience funding announced 


The Western Australian and Commonwealth governments have a National Partnership Agreement for Natural Disaster Resilience that delivers the National Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP). 
The NDRP aims to develop safer, sustainable and more resilient communities, better able to withstand the effects of natural disasters.  The current NPA provides $6.3 million over two years to WA and, with a matched contribution requirement, will result in $12.6 million of investment into natural disaster resilience in WA.  

WA has allocated NDRP funds to priority projects, including:
  • ​​State Risk Project - $3.1 million
  • State Capability Project - $700,000
  • Response Capability Subcommittee - $100,000
  • Community Engagement Subcommittee - $100,000
  • Recovery Subcommittee - $100,000

The remainder has been allocated to the 2016-17 NDRP competitive grants round.

The 2016-17 competitive grants round attracted 41 submissions, requesting over $2.8 million.  All were carefully considered by the Assessment Panel before being endorsed by the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC).

The outcome of the 2016-17 NDRP round waannounced by the Minister for Justice, the Hon Michael Keenan MP on 15 June 2017.  

Congratulations to the 12 applicants who received funding from the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) grants program:


​Project Name​

​NDRP allocated ($)

​WA Police​Recovery Communications​56,751
​Department of Fire & Emergency Services​Severe Wind Hazard Assessment Project​126,000
​Department of Fire & Emergency Services​Taking Care of Country: Taking Care of People203,000​
​Office of Bushfire Risk Management​​Developing a Decisions Support System for Western Australia​151,000
​City of Cockburn​Bushfire Risk Identification Tool (BRIT)​  95,000
​Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council​Understanding and Managing Flood Risk in Perth: Stage 4  70,000​
​The Bethanie Group​Disaster Preparedness Planning Pilot - Building Resilience among one of society's most vulnerable groups​  34,370
​Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA​Research report and recommendations: business community disaster recovery readiness and financial security​  86,420
​Australian Red Cross​Emergency Preparedness - A Whole of Community Approach​124,779
​WA Council of Social Service​Building Resilient Community Organisations in WA: Bringing the ACOSS Resilient Community Organisations (RCO) Toolkit to the WA Community ​124,982
​WA Local Government Association​Local Waste Management arrangements for Emergency events​  35,000
​Shire of Harvey​Importance of Preparedness: Lessons Learnt DVD 2016 January Bushfires​​  21,960

These projects will be delivered by the respective agencies over the coming years, to help enhance disaster resilience within Western Australia.  Further information about each project can be found here​.

For any additional information about projects or upcoming NDRP funding rounds, please email: ndrp@dfes.wa.gov.au.  ​


Previous Recipients​


​For information on the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, please contact: ndrp@dfes.wa.gov.au or on (08) 9395 9756.​