The following notice from DFES is shared for members interest and information.
Bushfire Mitigation Funding now available – Applications close 26 September 2019.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ Mitigation Activity Fund is now open.
Eligible local governments will have received an email with details of the grant program and have until 26 September 2019 to submit their application. Successful applicants will be notified in November 2019.
The Western Australian government established the Mitigation Activity Fund to provide on-ground bushfire treatment activities for extreme, very high or high bushfire risks. All local governments who have an Office of Bushfire Risk Management endorsed Bushfire Risk Management Plan are eligible to apply.
Since the program’s commencement two years ago, 29 local governments have received nearly $7.5M mitigation funding to undertake 1034 treatment activities.
If you think your LG is eligible to apply and did not receive the email or you would like to learn more, talk to your Bushfire Risk Management Officer or email BRMP@dfes.wa.gov.au.