- McGowan Government supporting bushfire recovery in the Wheatbelt
- Two Wheatbelt grower groups to receive $50,000 each to assist impacted communities with recovery
- Dedicated project officers to coordinate community and extension activities
The McGowan Government is providing $100,000 to support coordination of on-farm bushfire recovery in the Wheatbelt following last month's bushfires.
The Facey Group and Corrigin Farm Improvement Group will receive $50,000 each to support coordination efforts for on-farm recovery and extension activities in areas impacted by the Shackleton-Corrigin and Narrogin-Wickepin bushfires.
More than 65,000 hectares were affected across the Shires of Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Quairading, Narrogin and Wickepin in February, causing significant damage to infrastructure, soils, pastures and livestock.
The funding, provided through the Wheatbelt Development Commission and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will support the appointment of project officers to coordinate recovery efforts across affected Wheatbelt communities.
The Facey Group and Corrigin Farm Improvement Group are playing a key role in coordinating support for farmers and landholders impacted by the bushfires, through the provision of State Government support service information, supplies and donations.
Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The McGowan Government remains committed to ensuring these bushfire-affected communities receive the critical support they need.
"We commend the proactive work of the Facey Group and Corrigin Farm Improvement Group in supporting affected communities. Grower groups are integral to providing much needed assistance and support in the bushfire recovery period.
"These bushfires have had a devastating impact on these local communities, who will continue to feel the effects for months to come."
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