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February 02
More than $1.4 million allocated to reducing bushfire risk

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  • ​$1.47 million to be spent on the treatment of bushfire risks under new $15 million Mitigation Activity Fund
  • ​​​​Funding will support 374 individual treatments across 15 local governments 


The first round of funding under the new $15 million Mitigation Activity Fund has been announced today. 

Fifteen regional local governments, which have endorsed Bushfire Risk Management Plans, will share $1.47 million of funding to treat a total of 374 bushfire risks across their communities. 

The Mitigation Activity Fund, supported by Royalties for Regions over three years, will help local governments carry out practical works to reduce the risks they face. 

Funding from the first round of the Mitigation Activity Fund will be allocated to:

 

Local governmentNo. of treatmentsTotal sum
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River10$183,225
Shire of Beverley21$95,400
Shire of Boddington33$53,900
Shire of Boyup Brook31$108,000
Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes37$143,570
Shire of Carnamah13$27,000
Shire of Chittering5$26,900
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup20$169,250
Shire of Irwin34$74,517
Shire of Jerramungup42$66,360
Shire of Nannup8$145,420
Shire of Northampton18$93,840
Shire of Ravensthorpe24$79,600
Shire of West Arthur52$45,500
Shire of Woodanilling26$166,000
Total374$1,478,482

 

Further funding information can be found at http://www.oem.wa.gov.au/funding or by calling (08) 6551 4036.

Another round of funding applications will open in late April 2018.

Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan:

"We face an ever-drying climate in Western Australia with bushfires that can be devastating, so we have to increase our focus on trying to prevent natural disasters where possible.

"It is incumbent upon every landowner to reduce the bushfire risks that they face.

"This $1.47 million of funding will help 15 regional local governme​​nts get out on the ground and do something practical about reducing the risks their communities face.

"The Mitigation Activity Fund follows on from the funding for the Bushfire Risk Management Planning process, which helped local governments identify the risks they faced.

"I am very pleased that these local governments, in high-risk areas, have identified what needs treating and will use this funding to help keep their communities safe."

​Minister's office - 6552 6300

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