Monthly Archives: February 2012

Area to see major fire funding increase-funds for Rural under discussion

As part of the WA government’s response to the Margaret River fires, between $16-20 million dollars has been earmarked for the region to enhance its firefighting capabilities. The money will be going towards about 16 new appliances, fire shed extensions … Continue reading

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Big Changes in Responsibility Planned for Yallingup Rural Area

By next summer roughly half of the Yallingup Rural area will be part of a new gazetted fire district, according to the Ministerial Response to the Margaret River Fire Enquiry. (see here.) By 2015, the whole area will be part … Continue reading

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FESA Management to discuss Keelty Report on MR fire with brigades Tuesday, 28th

Invitation from FESA District Manager-Capes Danny Mosconi: Apologies for the short notice but myself and Regional Director John Tillman would like to meet with you and your brigade members to discuss the Keelty Report and in particular the Ministerial Report … Continue reading

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More Resources as Yallingup becomes Gazetted Fire District

Local MLA and Emergency Services Minister, Troy Buswell, was quoted Thursday as saying Yallingup, along with Busselton and Dunsborough, will receive a significant increase in firefighting resources as they become incorporated into a gazetted fire district. According to the Busselton … Continue reading

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New Access Roads to be Considered for Yallingup

In response to the Keetly Report on the MR fires (see previous post) the WA government has said new access roads will be urgently considered for Prevelly, Yallingup, Gracetown and the College Grove area, providing reasonable and alternate evacuation routes … Continue reading

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Independent Oversight of MR Fire Response Enquiry

The WA government has agreed to a recommendation of the Keelty report that there be independent oversight of the inhouse enquiry looking into the response operation of last November’s Margaret River Fire. Specifically, recommendation nine states: “The response operation to … Continue reading

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