Funds for fire trails

Fundsfor fire trails

8 March 2006

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THE Member for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn has announced that the electorate of Eden-Monaro has received $107,612 in Australian Government Bushfire Mitigation Programme funding for 2005-06.

This funding will enhance the construction, maintenance and signage of bushfire trail networks, with the following grants having been made for the immediate local area –

Wog Way, Bruin Mtn, Boldn Grantie and Mataganagh – $25,000 for maintenance;

Bombala Fire Trail Signs (10 -15 signs, 5 trails) – $667;

Gilbraltar Ridge Fire Trail, Delegate – $1,667 for maintenance;

Creewah Fire Trail – $1,667 for maintenance.

“Fire trails are important resources in the facilitation of bushfire prevention and mitigation works,” Mr Nairn said.

NSW State agencies and local government are engaged in the development of applications where matching funding is available.

“The Bushfire Mitigation Programme complements existing fire risk management activities in NSW,” Mr Nairn said “The Programme works in conjunction with the State bushfire mitigation priorities and assessment procedures.

“The Programme addresses vital issues that have been identified by a number of Bushfire inquiries including the House of Representatives Select Committee Report, titled ‘A Nation Charred: Inquiry into the Recent Australian Bushfires’, and the Council of Australian Government’s National inquiry on Bushfire Mitigation and Management.

“These reports identified measures that can be implemented by governments, industry and the community to minimise the incidence of, and impact of bushfires on life, property and the environment.”

Further information about the Bushfire Mitigation Programme is available from the NSW Rural Fire Service, phone (02) 8741 5436 and via the Department of Transport and Regional Services website at


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