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The Mitigation Activity ​Fund round one beneficiaries were announced on 2 February 2018.


Bushfire mitiga​tion activities funded


23 February 2018​​


Regional Western Australian communities were the beneficiaries of the first round of the Mitigation Activity Fund (MAF), funded by Royalties for Regions. The Minister for Emergency Services Hon. Fran Logan MLA announced an investment of more than $1.47 million for on-ground treatments that address extreme, very high and high priority bushfire risks.


The targeted grant round, managed by the Office of Emergency Management closed in January with local governments who had received Office of Bushfire Risk Management endorsement of their Bushfire Risk Management Plans eligible to submit applications.

The Royalties for Regions funding provides up to $15 million over three years to help reduce the risk of bushfire in regional WA, with 15 Local Governments eligible to apply in the first round.


The recipients in round 1 are:

 

Local government No. of treatments Total sum
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River10$183,225
Shire of Beverley21$95,400
Shire of Boddington33$53,900
Shire of Boyup Brook31$108,000
Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes37$143,570
Shire of Carnamah13$27,000
Shire of Chittering5$26,900
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup20$169,250
Shire of Irwin34$74,517
Shire of Jerramungup42$66,360
Shire of Nannup8$145,420
Shire of Northampton18$93,840
Shire of Ravensthorpe24$79,600
Shire of West Arthur52$45,500
Shire of Woodanilling26$166,000
Total 374 $1,478,482

 

A B​​​ushfire Risk Management Plan enables an understanding of areas of highest risk and is an enabling factor for government to know that its investment in managing bushfire risk is efficient and effective.  Any local government interested in completing their Bushfire Risk Management Plan can contact DFES to find out how to get involved.


Round 2 of the MAF will be announced in late April 2018.  


Further information can be found at www.oem.wa.gov.au/funding or by calling (08) 6551 4036.


​Read the Minister for Emergency Services Hon. Fran Logan's media statement h​ere