Grant to Help Reduce the Risk of Bushfires

Grant to Help Reduce the Risk of Bushfires
16 Dec 2022

The Shire was successful in obtaining a Mitigation Activity Fund Grant from the State Government.

The Shire of Harvey has been awarded $204,460 to reduce bushfire risks through the State Government’s 2022-23 Mitigation Activity Fund (MAF) grants program.

A $4 million package, shared amongst 25 regional and metropolitan local governments, will help to undertake more than 550 mitigation activities in high-risk bushfire areas.

Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson said this funding would assist local governments with their ongoing works to reduce bushfire risks.

Shire of Harvey President Paul Gillett said this funding will support a range of bushfire mitigation activities, including establishing firebreaks, access tracks and fuel reduction works to minimise the potential risks of fires in the Shire.

“The Shire will carry out 18 mitigation activities in reserves within Australind, Harvey, Cookernup and Leschenault in 2022-2023.

“Reducing the risk of bushfires in the Shire is something we all need to be aware of, and we encourage all property owners to be fire safe all year round,” Cr Gillett said.

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