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WA Govt: WA’s firefighters take to the skies for the 2017-18 bushfire season

New multipurpose hangar in Jandakot to significantly boost support for aerial fleet New air attack helicopter The State’s $21 million full aerial firefighting fleet ready for summer Western Australia’s $21 million aerial firefighting fleet has been bolstered this bushfire season with the addition of a multipurpose helicopter and new multipurpose hangar. Emergency Services Minister Fran…

McGowan Labor Government releases position statement on PFAS

WA Government committed to ensuring communities have access to timely information on PFAS contamination issues State Government committed to protecting the environment from contaminants The McGowan Labor Government is committed to identifying and managing the presence of environmental contamination from per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Western Australia. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today released the…

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Esperance Express: Ravensthorpe and Jerramungup to receive bushfire mitigation funds

  Ravensthorpe and Jerramungup have been named among the 15 local governments in high-risk areas eligible to apply for the $15 million Bushfire Mitigation Fund. Having completed Bushfire Risk Management Plans, those eligible can now apply for a portion of the initial $3 million available in funding this financial year. The funding, from Royalties for Regions, is…

BNHCRC: Bushfire potential 2017-18

BNHCRC: Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017-18 Update

Due to drier and warmer than average conditions since autumn 2017, the bushfire seasonal outlook for 2017-18 has been re-examined for southern Australia. Queensland experienced an early start to the fire season, with significant fires occurring in August. Early season fires of significance were also experienced in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Most states…

AFAC: Extreme fire behaviour: lessons learned from the Waroona fire

Extreme fire behaviour and a case study of the 2016 Waroona fire in Western Australia were explored during a recent webinar hosted by AFAC’s Predictive Services (Bushfire) Practitioners Network. The webinar, which is available below, featured Mika Peace from the Bureau of Meteorology, discussing the lessons learned from the Waroona bushfire. The audience included Fire…