‘Huge change’ in Australian architecture to welcome flood, report says
The Victorian architecture design department has changed the face of Australian architecture for the better, the ABC has learned.
The department has received a $3.4 million grant from the Victorian Government to fund more than 200 new and improved projects, and is set to announce new projects this week.
Among the $3 million announced will be $4 million for new projects at St Peters College in Melbourne.
In a statement, the Victorian Department of Planning and Infrastructure said the grants will help to boost the state’s ability to prepare for future flooding events, and increase the potential for “a robust response to any potential flooding event”.
“We are pleased to announce these funds to help us support a new wave of innovative new buildings, while continuing to work with industry and government to deliver a more resilient and resilient city,” it said.
“The Victorian Government’s $3 billion infrastructure investment programme will allow us to further support the Victorian economy and increase access to and quality of life for Victorian residents.”
More importantly, we will continue to build on the successful Victorian response to the Great Barrier Reef, and invest in infrastructure that will support the local economy.
“The Victorian government said the projects included more than 100 new and upgraded buildings, and more than $800 million in infrastructure spending.
The Victorian Department for Regional Development and Infrastructure Minister, Paul Williams, said the funding was critical to helping to prepare Melbourne for the potential of the Great Flood.”
This funding will ensure the Victorian government has the resources to prepare and manage the event for the benefit of all,” Mr Williams said.”
The Government is confident the infrastructure we are developing will meet our emergency needs and assist in the reconstruction of damaged properties.””
The funding is vital to help build our state’s resilience and the Victorian people will benefit greatly from the continued investment in our infrastructure.