Hon Steve Thomas MLC: Bushfire Insurance cost rises must not be dumped on Local Government

Please find below a media statement recently published by Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Hon Dr Steve Thomas MLC. Bushfire Insurance cost rises must not be dumped on Local Government The Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Dr Steve Thomas has called on the State Government to support bushfire management by local governments throughout the state…

Funding for Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades as percentage of Emergency Services Levy 2003-2018 Western Australia

Fact Sheet: Volunteer Bush Fire funding as percentage of Emergency Services Levy billed 2003 – 2018

Please find below a Fact Sheet recently produced by the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) outlining the total amount (operational and capital) of funding provided to Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades as a percentage of Emergency Services Levy (ESL) billed from 2003 to 2018 in Western Australia. NOTE: The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire…

WA Gov’t: $6.4 million mitigation support reduces nearly 940 bushfire risks

26 local governments have benefited from mitigation funding Nearly 940 mitigation activities have been undertaken or planned with $6.4 million of State Government funding assistance Further funding round opening in August Bushfire risks across 26 regional and metropolitan local government areas have been significantly reduced with nearly 940 mitigation activities thanks to State Government mitigation…

Joint media statement – $2.85 million to boost disaster resilience in Western Australia

​25 grants to help local communities and agencies better prepare and plan for natural disasters Part of joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Resilience Program Western Australia will be better prepared for disasters with more than $2.85 million in funding awarded to local disaster resilience projects. The Natural Disaster Resilience Program grants are being provided under the…