Suncorp welcomes extra funding to make older Queensland homes in cyclone-prone areas stronger and safer
Suncorp Group has welcomed the Federal Government’s $20 million funding boost for Queensland’s successful Household Resilience Program.
The extra funding for the program builds on the $50 million already invested into the scheme by the Queensland and Federal Government’s to date. This has assisted 4,300 low-income households to modify their older homes to better withstand severe weather events.
This extra funding means up to 1,100 more low-income households could be assisted over the next three years.
Suncorp Group CEO Steve Johnston welcomed the funding boost from the Federal Government’s new Disaster Ready Fund.
“We’re a huge supporter of the Household Resilience scheme which was originally developed using insights from Suncorp’s Protecting the North research with James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station,” Mr Johnston said.
“This funding boost is a win for cyclone-prone homeowners, communities and regional economies."
Steve Johnston, CEO Suncorp Group
Suncorp welcomes any investment that builds safer communities, reduces the impact of natural disasters, delivers peace of mind and helps reduce cost of living pressures.
“This will mean even more Queenslanders in cyclone-prone areas will be able to make their homes stronger and safer.
“Whether it’s upgrading roofs, garage doors or house frames, these works could be the difference between minor damage and destruction.
“By making homes more resilient to natural disasters like cyclones and severe storms, it also puts downward pressure on insurance premiums.
“Suncorp welcomes any investment that builds safer communities, reduces the impact of natural disasters, delivers peace of mind and helps reduce cost of living pressures.”