Dozens of additional fire prevention treatments will be undertaken across the City of Gosnells this financial year, thanks to nearly $500,000 in funding announced recently.
The grant, from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Mitigation Activity Fund, will fund 37 treatments including forestry mulching, prescribed burning across the Darling Scarp when fire bans are not in place, firebreak installation, limestone track installation, woody weed removal, vegetation pruning and gate installation.
City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said City staff worked year round to reduce bushfire risk.
“These treatments will help to target high-risk and hard-to-reach areas in the City, reducing fuel loads and improving access for emergency vehicles," she said.
“With large natural and rural areas, bushfire is a very real risk in our community. This additional funding also serves as a well-timed reminder to all residents to clear dead vegetation and other flammable material from their properties, clean gutters and have a well-tested fire plan in place.”
Burning is now prohibited in the City of Gosnells until 31 March.
For details about the City’s Fire Hazard Reduction Notice, including fire breaks, the 'Related Links' section.
For current fire bans and information about how to prepare your property for bushfire season, visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website at dfes.wa.gov.au.