$192 million funding for bushfire inquiry initiatives
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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