National Bushfire Mitigation Program funds for QPRC area

The Majors Creek Gully fire trail will receive $188,470 under the National Bushfire Mitigation Program.

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said the funding investment had been made to help give the local community the ability to safely respond to future bushfires.

“Our firefighters need to be able to get to the fires before they reach properties and threaten lives, and the best way to ensure they can do this is to have a properly maintained network of fire trail” said Mr Grant.

Minster for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced $638,741 in funding for projects that will enhance bushfire mitigation in NSW.

Minister Keenan said the funding will be provided under the Commonwealth’s $15 million National Bushfire Mitigation Programme, $4 million of which has been made available to NSW, to better prepare communities from the threat of bushfires.

Minister Grant said this program enables NSW to identify projects that are essential to mitigating the severity and impact of bushfires.

“Our firefighters need to be able to get to the fires before they reach properties and threaten lives, and the best way to ensure they can do this is to have a properly maintained network of fire trails,” Mr Grant said.

“Most of this funding allocation is directed to maintenance works on fire trails in some of the state’s most difficult to access areas.

The RFS has been contacted for comment.

More to come.

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