WA Govt: Rural Fire Division to drive new era of enhanced bushfire management

$80 million to enhance rural bushfire capacity through the new Rural Fire Division Major reforms address issues raised in the Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry $18 million for the Australian-first Bushfire Centre of Excellence Unprecedented $34.6 million increase in funding for bushfire mitigation $15 million extension to the Bushfire Risk Management Plans program Greater support for…

Submissions now open for 2018 Resilient Australia Awards

Awards celebrate initiatives that build resilience, make communities safer and better prepared for natural hazards or emergencies City of Mandurah, last year’s national winner Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan is encouraging Western Australian businesses, community groups, government agencies, schools and individuals to take part in the 2018 Resilient Australia Awards. The awards, which began in…

WA Govt: Department restructure to benefit State’s emergency services

Structural changes to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services will enhance focus on emergency risk management Department shifting to greater integration of prevention, preparation, response and recovery functions Office of Emergency Management to move from sub-department to part of new command structure within DFES As part of the review of government services, the Department…

Joint media statement – Disaster assistance following the tropical low and associated flooding in the Kimberley and East Pilbara

Disaster assistance has been activated in response to the tropical low and associated flooding that affected the Kimberley and East Pilbara in late January 2018. Assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor, who has responsibility for disaster assistance, said…