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 https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au
As stated by 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.”
|Local government||Amount allocated||Number of treatments|
|City of Albany||$195,255.00||265|
|City of Gosnells||$464,000.00||33|
|City of Kwinana||$15,251.11||6|
|City of Rockingham||$268,200.00||18|
|City of Wanneroo||$604,250.00||63|
|Shire of Carnamah||$12,000.00||4|
|Shire of Chittering||$498,200.00||41|
|Shire of Cuballing||$169,650.00||14|
|Shire of Harvey||$118,720.00||18|
|Shire of Jerramungup||$79,650.00||67|
|Shire of Nannup||$143,790.00||18|
|Shire of Narrogin||$184,500.00||33|
|Shire of Northampton||$29,000.00||3|
|Shire of Ravensthorpe||$90,400.00||73|
|Shire of York||$41,600.00||3|