More money to cut bushfire risk
THE SHIRE of Toodyay has been awarded a $462,600 State grant to help further reduce the risk of bushfire.
A total of 62 risk-mitigation activities will be carried out in the shire.
Tenders closed on August 4 and work is due to start next month on shire-managed Crown land, including road verges.
It follows State-funded fire mitigation work worth $1.1 million on 115 treatments last financial year.Read more
The new work will reduce fuel loads in reserves, remove invasive grasses and weeds, and build and improve fire access tracks.
Toodyay Shire President Rosemary Madacsi said the shire would do as much as possible to avoid creating disturbance to residents.
“The end result will make living in Toodyay not only safer but provide our community with enhanced access to enjoy the reserves and their surrounds,” she said.
“Private landholders are reminded to be prepared for the upcoming fire season.”