The Australian Government announced that up to $12 million will be made available to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and the Torres Strait Regional Authority to support much-needed coastal infrastructure upgrades. $5 million in funding will come from the Regional Development Australia Fund, with the possibility of an additional $7 million if the Queensland Government will match the funding.
Related media coverage:
SBS (listen): Funds for Torres Strait Sea Walls
ABC News: Crean urges seawalls fund partnership