Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan
$3 Million To Assist Local Governments Reduce Bushfire Risk
Victor P Taffa
- 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
15 local governments across Western Australia will share in close to $3 Million to help reduce bushfire risks in their communities this summer.
“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.” Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said.
“MAF grants program is a crucial financial support to empower and enable local governments to reduce the threat of bushfire in their area.”
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.
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.