Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services

    $3 million to assist local governments reduce bushfire risk

    17/11/2020 9:00 AM
     
    • Local governments with a Bushfire Risk Management Plan allocated nearly $3 million to mitigate bushfire risks
    • More than 650 mitigation activities funded as part of State Government's commitment to local government bushfire mitigation treatments
    • Over $23 million allocated to date as part of the Mitigation Activity Fund program

    Fifteen local governments across Western Australia will share in close to $3 million to help reduce bushfire risks in their communities this summer.

     

    Under the second round of the 2020-2021 Mitigation Activity Fund (MAF) Grants Program, the 15 local governments will receive funding to conduct mitigation activities in high bushfire-risk areas.

     

    More than 650 bushfire risks will be treated in the Great Southern through to the Goldfields and metropolitan Perth.

     

    The activities include mechanical treatments to reduce fuel levels, the creation of firebreaks and planned burns when appropriate.

     

    Mitigation funding grants are available to local governments that have an 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 http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:

     

    "Local governments continue to show commitment and collaboration in working with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to protect their communities and address bushfire risks.

     

    "The MAF grants program is a crucial financial support to empower and enable local governments to reduce the threat of bushfire in their area.

     

    "Since 2017, the State Government has funded 43 local governments to carry out more than 3,000 mitigation activities, a contribution of well over $23 million in creating a safer State."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6300

     

    Local governmentAmount allocatedNumber of treatments
    City of Albany$195,255.00265
    City of Gosnells$464,000.0033
    City of Kwinana$15,251.116
    City of Rockingham$268,200.0018
    City of Wanneroo$604,250.0063
    Shire of Carnamah$12,000.004
    Shire of Chittering$498,200.0041
    Shire of Cuballing$169,650.0014
    Shire of Harvey$118,720.0018
    Shire of Jerramungup$79,650.0067
    Shire of Nannup$143,790.0018
    Shire of Narrogin$184,500.0033
    Shire of Northampton$29,000.003
    Shire of Ravensthorpe$90,400.0073
    Shire of York$41,600.003
    Grand total$2,914,466.11659