Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services

    More than $6 million to assist local governments reduce bushfire risk

    23/07/2020 10:05 AM
     
    • Local governments allocated more than $6 million to mitigate bushfire risks
    • More than 600 mitigation activities funded as part of State Government's commitment to local government bushfire mitigation treatments 

    Twenty-one local governments across Western Australia have been granted a total of $6.05 million in State Government assistance to help reduce bushfire risks in their communities.

     

    Under the first round of the 2020-21 Mitigation Activity Fund (MAF) Grants Program, 612 mitigation activities will be carried out on Crown lands that are managed by local government and deemed to be at high risk of bushfire.

     

    These mitigation activities will occur in areas from the Great Southern to the Goldfields-Midlands and metropolitan Perth.

     

    They will include mechanical treatments to reduce fuel levels, the creation of firebreaks and planned burns.

     

    Applications for the next round of the MAF Grants Program are expected to open next month for all local governments with a Department of Fire and Emergency Services-endorsed Bushfire Risk Management Plan. 

     

    For more information on future MAF Grant Program rounds and how to prepare a Bushfire Risk Management Plan, local governments should visit https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:

     

    "The level of interest, collaboration and effort we are seeing from local governments to protect their communities through addressing bushfire risks is extremely positive.

     

    "The Mitigation Activity Fund Grants Program provides crucial financial support to empower and enable local governments to reduce the threat of bushfire to their area.

     

    "Since 2017, the State Government has funded 37 local governments to carry out more than 2,500 mitigation activities, a contribution of well over $20 million in creating a safer State."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6300

     

    Local GovernmentAllocated Amount Number of Treatments
    Shire of Augusta Margaret River$345,500.0034
    Shire of Beverley$72,500.0010
    Shire of Boyup Brook$196,180.0022
    Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes$154,940.0024
    City of Bunbury$302,868.0042
    City of Busselton$499,500.0036
    Shire of Collie$131,235.0022
    Shire of Dardanup$492,880.0039
    Shire of Denmark$500,000.0037
    Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup$190,750.0031
    Shire of Gingin$499,444.0047
    City of Kalamunda$80,490.989
    City of Mandurah$318,600.0036
    Shire of Manjimup$342,238.0044
    Shire of Mundaring$332,000.0016
    Shire of Northam$495,550.0060
    Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale$493,500.0021
    City of Swan$56,459.6711
    Shire of Toodyay$462,600.0062
    Shire of Wagin$55,250.004
    Shire of Woodanilling$25,500.005
    Grand Total$6,047,985.65612