As part of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s Bushfire Risk Management Plan (BRMP), the Shire has completed a bushfire risk assessment of all built assets within Shire. Fuel loads and proximity of Shire reserves to residential properties and critical infrastructure has been identified as having a significant impact on the bushfire risk rating of properties located in the area, these risk ratings require action by the Shire.
To achieve this, we undertake prescribed burning and mechanical treatments on Shire managed reserves. This work is funded though the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Bushfire Risk Management Branch, and Local Governments with an approved Bushfire Risk Management Plan can apply for a Mitigation Activity Fund (MAF) Grant of up to $500,000 annually.
Mechanical treatments are carried out by contractors, following our thorough planning process which includes obtaining relevant environmental permits and a consultation process with key stakeholders.
Have you identified a reserve that needs to be considered for a future prescribed burn or mechanical treatment? Please get in touch with us at [email protected].