Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services

    More than $1.4 million allocated to reducing bushfire risk

    2/02/2018 2:45 PM
     
    • $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 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