Aveley fire aftermath, as seen from a drone. This indicates how close it got to houses. Photo: David Baylis

The Advocate: Fire commissioner admits warning about Aveley blaze ‘not good enough’

AVBFB note: It’s wonderfully refreshing to see Government officials admit that something went wrong and take responsibility for making it better in future. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) therefore congratulates FES Commissioner Darren Klemm for his commendable response to this issue and we look forward to seeing the reports of this and…

Esperance Express: Mitigation Activity Fund round of funding open for 17 regional local governments

The Shires of Ravensthorpe and Jerramungup are eligible to apply for the second round of the Mitigation Activity Fund as the Esperance Shire continues to finalise an updated Bushfire Risk Management Plan. The state government announced 17 regional local governments with endorsed Bushfire Risk Management Plans could apply to share in $2 million from the Fund. Esperance Shire manager…