Greens’ fire prom­ise

Pilbara News - - Election 2017 - Zach Relph

Greens Mur­ray-Welling­ton can­di­date Cal­lum Bur­wood has called for a re­duc­tion in the State’s fuel bur­den by in­ject­ing more cash into pre­scribed burn­ing op­er­a­tions.

Mr Bur­wood said the Greens would com­mit an ad­di­tional $20 mil­lion over four years to bol­ster bush­fire mit­i­ga­tion as part of its bush­fire pol­icy.

The money would be used to sup­port De­part­ment of Parks and Wildlife and lo­cal gov­ern­ment pre­scribed burns.

Mr Bur­wood, a vol­un­teer fire­fighter, and Greens South West Up­per House can­di­date Diane Evers un­veiled the bush­fire plan in Har­vey last month. It in­cludes im­ple­ment­ing Euan Fer­gu­son’s Wa­roon­aYar­loop in­quiry rec­om­men­da­tions, im­prov­ing emer­gency early-warn­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pro­vid­ing vol­un­teer brigades with off-road ve­hi­cles.

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