Essential Bushfire Mitigation Support for Shire of Mundaring

Published on Tuesday, 2 July 2024 at 3:55:14 PM

Shire of Mundaring has secured vital funding from the WA Government as part of a state-wide initiative aimed at enhancing bushfire mitigation efforts. Announced recently, the Shire will receive $327,500 through the Mitigation Activity Fund, contributing significantly to reducing the risk to the local community ahead of the upcoming bushfire season.

Shire President Paige McNeil said the latest grant will support 16 mitigation projects across seven priority areas including the Superblock, Railway Reserve Heritage Trail (proposed locations near Old Sawyers Road, Railway Terrace, Stoneville Road, Sexton Road, and Keane Street) and Christmas Tree Creek.

"We are grateful to the Cook Government for their continued partnership in bolstering community safety in bushfire-prone regions,” she said.

“Securing the $327,500 funding for 16 treatments, despite applying for $486,500 for 23 treatments highlights the growing bushfire challenges across the region”.

In addition to this funding, the Shire of Mundaring is currently conducting a thorough review of its Office of Bushfire Risk Management (OBRM) and Council-endorsed Bushfire Risk Management Plan 2019-2024. In addition to this the shire has included a review and audit of its Bushfire Area Access Strategy to ensure it aligns with best practices and meets community needs, whilst harmoniously working in with the Shires Bushfire Risk Management Plan.

"We recognise the importance of ongoing vigilance and strategic planning in bushfire mitigation. These initiatives highlight our commitment to safeguarding our community and environment."

Since 2018-2019, the Shire has received a total of $2,511,624.66 for bushfire mitigation programs, averaging $418,604.11 annually until 2023-2024.


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