Disaster assistance for flood-affected Western Australian communities

Below is an unedited media statement published today by the Premier, Hon Colin Barnett:   Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett today announced that disaster assistance has been activated in the local government areas of Dalwallinu, Kellerberrin, Moora, Tammin, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, and Wyalkatchem in response to the heavy rainfall…

AVBFB meets Ministers at Community Cabinet

Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Vice President Dave Gossage was invited to represent the Volunteer Bush Fire Service at the State Government’s Community Cabinet meeting in Armadale last night. At the event Dave personally met with the Premier and a number of WA’s Ministers, raising important issues such as prescribed burning and funding issues. In…

Boost to improve natural disaster resilience in Western Australia

Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett today announced more than $3 million of projects to assist communities across Western Australia build resilience to natural disasters. Mr Keenan said the funding partnership between the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments would strengthen disaster resilience across WA through state-wide and community level…