New Local Law to Allow for Bushfire Brigades in Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku

Published on Tuesday, 9 May 2023 at 9:58:03 AM

The Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku’s Council has approved a draft for consultation Bushfire Brigade Local Law 2023 at its Ordinary Council Meeting on April 27, which will support the recently founded Warburton Bushfire Brigade, the first-ever brigade located in the Shire.

The brigade has been created for the purpose of strengthening the bushfire response capacity in Warburton. The draft local law will also provide the legal groundwork for the creation and support of future brigades in the Shire.  

The Shire is now in the public notice phase to comply with the legislative process to have a local law, required for the Shire to administratively support the brigade.

The Warburton Bushfire Brigade will hold its annual general meetings every March, train cadet members and keep members involved with the organisation.

Funding allocations for uniforms, training, and other operating costs have been included in the Shire’s 2022-23 midyear budget review provided through the Local Government Grant Scheme.

A bushfire was reported as recently as April 2023 in Warburton. The Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku is classified as a bushfire-prone area by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

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