More than $500,000 awarded to help reduce bushfire risk
Grants will fund 23 State and local government projects
'Are You Ready?' bushfire grants worth more than $557,000 have been awarded to 12 local governments across Western Australia and the Department of Parks and Wildlife to help reduce the threat of bushfires.
Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said the 23 projects funded by the grants would help local governments and Parks and Wildlife to undertake important bushfire risk reduction activities.
"These projects include fuel reduction burns, installing fire access trails in bush reserves and constructing low fuel zones around property and critical infrastructure," Mr Francis said.
"The State Government is doing everything it can to prepare for bushfires, however, it's a team effort and everyone needs to play their part.
"I urge everyone to create a bushfire survival plan, have an emergency kit ready to go and maintain their property throughout summer. This will give you, your family and property the best chance of surviving a bushfire."
The grants are funded through the National Bushfire Mitigation Programme which is a partnership between Federal and State governments to better equip communities to prepare for and withstand bushfires.
For more information, visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au or http://www.areyouready.wa.gov.au
Grants of up to $50,000 have been awarded to State and local governments
WA will receive $904,000 over three years to enhance bushfire mitigation
DFES is co-ordinating the 'Are You Ready?' bushfire grants process
Minister's office - 6552 6500
List of grant recipients and associated project
|City of Canning||Installing fire trails in bushfire prone areas in Canning|
|City of Cockburn||Reduction of extreme bushfire risk within the City of Cockburn|
|City of Karratha||City of Karratha bushfire risk implementation program|
|City of Mandurah||City of Mandurah bushfire risk mitigation project|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Central West Coast - strategic access and fuel modification project|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Wedge shack community - emergency water supply|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Kalbarri bushfire mitigation - strategic fire access trails upgrades|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Upgrade of Springfield firebreaks and access tracks|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Ironcaps fuel reduction buffer|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Skeleton Rock fuel reduction buffer|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Upgrades of firebreaks in Thames forest block|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Upper Great Southern fire trail upgrade|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Great Western Woodlands strategic fire access upgrade|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Upgrade of Northcliffe firebreaks and access tracks|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife||Improved water point access for Northcliffe townsite and surrounding community |
|Shire of Augusta-Margaret River||Fire access trails for townsite reserves|
|Shire of Collie||Urban interface bushfire hazard reduction program|
|Shire of Goomalling||Goomalling townsite perimeter strategic burning|
|Shire of Jerramungup||Point Henry vegetation hazard management and protection strategy|
|Shire of Mingenew||Shire of Mingenew bushfire management plan|
|Shire of Northam||Shire of Northam landholdings - fuel load reduction works|
|Shire of Toodyay||Toodyay Reserves fire mitigation program|
|Shire of Wagin||Mt Latham hazard reduction|