- $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 government||No. of treatments||Total sum|
|Shire of Augusta-Margaret River||10||$183,225|
|Shire of Beverley||21||$95,400|
|Shire of Boddington||33||$53,900|
|Shire of Boyup Brook||31||$108,000|
|Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes||37||$143,570|
|Shire of Carnamah||13||$27,000|
|Shire of Chittering||5||$26,900|
|Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup||20||$169,250|
|Shire of Irwin||34||$74,517|
|Shire of Jerramungup||42||$66,360|
|Shire of Nannup||8||$145,420|
|Shire of Northampton||18||$93,840|
|Shire of Ravensthorpe||24||$79,600|
|Shire of West Arthur||52||$45,500|
|Shire of Woodanilling||26||$166,000|
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 governments 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