Whitsunday Bushfire Resilience Project

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Whitsunday Regional Council is coordinating the Whitsunday Bushfire Resilience Project that aims to assist the community to become more prepared for bushfires. The Project is funded by Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as part of the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Program.

The project involves four components:

  • Coordinating a FREE service to assist landholders to develop a Property Bushfire Plan
  • Coordination of Bushfire Training Workshops early 2023
  • Subsidy program of up to $2,000, with a 50:50 contribution between landholder and Council, to assist in the implementation of actions or purchase infrastructure identified in an endorsed Property Bushfire Plan, and
  • The installation of priority community firefighting hydrants and infrastructure.

We encourage you to view our Online Mapping to understand your properties Bushfire risk (select Planning Overlays -> Bushfire Hazard) and view our important links (right) to make a survival plan and learn about the importance of planned burns. Note, to be eligible for a Free Property Bushfire Plan, premises must be affected by over 1ha of High or Very high bushfire hazard.

Register your interest!

Register your interest to participate in Bushfire Training or develop FREE Property Bushfire Plans via the registration survey below or email info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au.

  • Registration for Property Bushfire Plans - Closes 30 April 2023
  • Registration interest for Bushfire Training programs - Closes March 3 (Training dates TBD)
  • Apply for funding of actions or infrastructure from endorsed Property Bushfire Plan - Closes 30 June 2023 (Round 1)

For more information regarding the Whitsunday Bushfire Resilience Project please contact our Natural Resource Management and Climate work unit on - 1300 972 753.

Whitsunday Regional Council is coordinating the Whitsunday Bushfire Resilience Project that aims to assist the community to become more prepared for bushfires. The Project is funded by Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as part of the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Program.

The project involves four components:

  • Coordinating a FREE service to assist landholders to develop a Property Bushfire Plan
  • Coordination of Bushfire Training Workshops early 2023
  • Subsidy program of up to $2,000, with a 50:50 contribution between landholder and Council, to assist in the implementation of actions or purchase infrastructure identified in an endorsed Property Bushfire Plan, and
  • The installation of priority community firefighting hydrants and infrastructure.

We encourage you to view our Online Mapping to understand your properties Bushfire risk (select Planning Overlays -> Bushfire Hazard) and view our important links (right) to make a survival plan and learn about the importance of planned burns. Note, to be eligible for a Free Property Bushfire Plan, premises must be affected by over 1ha of High or Very high bushfire hazard.

Register your interest!

Register your interest to participate in Bushfire Training or develop FREE Property Bushfire Plans via the registration survey below or email info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au.

  • Registration for Property Bushfire Plans - Closes 30 April 2023
  • Registration interest for Bushfire Training programs - Closes March 3 (Training dates TBD)
  • Apply for funding of actions or infrastructure from endorsed Property Bushfire Plan - Closes 30 June 2023 (Round 1)

For more information regarding the Whitsunday Bushfire Resilience Project please contact our Natural Resource Management and Climate work unit on - 1300 972 753.