SHIRE of Mundaring has secured a second mitigation activity fund $240,000 grant from the state government.
The grant will be used to conduct bushfire mitigation treatments in Chidlow, Mundaring, Mahogany Creek and Lake Leschenaultia between January and May 2024.
“The shire has recently completed a round of bushfire mitigation works across the shire thanks to the financial assistance from the first round of the state government’s mitigation grants program,” Shire President Paige McNeil said.
“This second round of funding will enable us to undertake more mitigation treatments on state land that we manage in Chidlow, Mundaring, Mahogany Creek and at the Lake.”
The funding will assist in undertaking mitigation treatments such as, removing dead vegetation, pruning overhanging trees, clearing fire access ways, weed control and removal of non-native species to reduce fuel loads, and community engagement.
In the coming months the shire will carry out mitigation works by applying forestry mulching in Coothallie Road, Chidlow, Cockatoo Drive, Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring, Wattle Court Reserve, Mahogany Creek and Lake Leschenaultia (east).
Landowners and occupiers can also assist by ensuring that appropriate treatments are implemented on their own land, meeting the requirements outlined in the shire’s firebreak and fuel load notice.
For assistance contact the shire’s fire safety team on 9290 6696 or visit here.