Author of the Cascade Scaddan report Dan Sanderson pictured with his son John. Photo: Ken Wilson.

Esperance Express: Rural Fire Division, Cascade Scaddan report author expresses concern despite praise for increased mitigation funds

The state government have announced the establishment of a Rural Fire Division, aimed at boosting mitigation resources and giving local volunteer firefighters a greater say in their own response efforts. The initial announcement has gained support from the WA Nationals and the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, but others have raised concerns the reforms will result in further…

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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…