2019 Resilient Australia WA award winners

WA Gov’t: Communities that ‘survived and thrived’ in the face of disaster recognised

2019 Resilient Australia WA award winners announced State-wide efforts at improving resilience during natural disasters and emergencies recognised The ability of communities to stay strong and bounce back after adversity has been celebrated at an awards ceremony held at The Westin in Perth. Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan presented the 2019 Resilient Australia WA Awards…

WA Gov’t: New action plan to fix bushfire inconsistencies

The following is a media statement published today by the Planning Minister Hon Rita Saffioti and Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan. Three-stage plan to address inconsistencies across bushfire regulations Community safety remains top priority in review of bushfire-prone area map Bushfire framework introduced under previous government created unintended consequences Stage one increases minimum declared…

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…

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC: Response to statement regarding Emergency Services Announcements for the hearing impaired

For members’ interest, the following statement was made by Disability Services Minister Hon Stephen Dawson MLC in response to this statement made a day earlier by the Hon Simon O’Brien MLC HON STEPHEN DAWSON: I rise briefly to respond to an important issue that was raised last night in this chamber by Hon Simon O’Brien,…

WA Gov’t: State’s high-fire-season fleet maintenance based in regional WA

High-fire-season firefighting fleet relocated to Collie Maintenance works allocated to a Collie-based company The servicing of a large part of the high-fire-season firefighting fleet has been relocated to Collie this week, marking the first step of the Government’s commitment to establishing a bushfire multipurpose facility in Collie. The fleet will be serviced by Collie-based company…

International Firefighters’ Day Memorial Service – Statement by Hon Fran Logan MLA

The following statement was read into Parliament today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE MR F. LOGAN: On Sunday, 5 May, I attended the International Firefighters’ Day memorial service at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park. The annual service is coordinated by the Department of Fire and…

QoN: Terry Redman to Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan re BCoE location

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman and answered today in the Legislative Assembly by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. EMERGENCY SERVICES — BUSHFIRE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE — LOCATION Mr T. Redman to the Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services: I refer to the Minister’s decision…

A day of reflection for Western Australia’s firefighters

International Firefighters’ Day recognises the sacrifice of firefighters who lost their lives protecting the community Memorial service to be held tomorrow at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park As part of International Firefighters’ Day, Western Australia’s fallen firefighters will be honoured at a memorial service at Kings Park tomorrow (May 5). The service recognises…

WA Gov’t: Collie to be home to multipurpose bushfire management facility

Below is a media statement published by the Premier Mark McGowan, Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan and Minister for Volunteering and Member for Collie-Preston, Mick Murray. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) understands the need for this government to invest in Collie and based on the limited information we currently have, provide in…