More than $24m for response to floods, storms in NSW

MORE than $24 million will be spent to help prevent and respond to floods and major storms across New South Wales in 2015-16, the state budget shows.

The State Emergency Service Strategic Disaster Readiness Package also comes as the state puts $1.9 million over four years for a flood data access program to help inform land use, emergency management and floodplain risk management state-wide.

Across the state, the government will also spend $120 million on natural disaster recovery and response and $22.4 million for grants for community disaster mitigation works under the Natural Disaster Resilience program.

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