$192 million funding for bushfire inquiry initiatives

Published: 27 Oct 2020

The funding will protect NSW communities, properties and provide extra support for emergency workers. 

Night-time aerial firefighting, enhanced fire trails and improvements to local emergency infrastructure will receive funding as part of the response to the NSW Bushfire Inquiry.

Delivered over 5 years, the funding will also include: 

  • $36 million for a new first responder mental health strategy for emergency services
  • $23 million for additional personal protective clothing for frontline firefighters
  • $17 million to modify NSW RFS and NPWS vehicles, and replace FRNSW tankers
  • $9.5 million to fund initial priority works for the fire trail network
  • $2.5 million improvements to NSW RFS’s Fires Near Me app.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding will provide an ongoing commitment to protecting the people of NSW. 

“Last season’s bushfires had a devastating effect on the whole of NSW and this funding will go a long way in ensuring we never see the same impact again,” Mr Perrottet said.

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