WA bushfire clean-up completed with $18m in joint funding

The last of 130 properties damaged by a devastating fire in outer metropolitan Perth in February has been cleared, paving the way for rebuilding.

The Wooroloo Bushfire Residential Coordinated Clean-up comprised three separate programs funded with $18.1 million provided under joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Western Australian Minister for Emergency Services Reece Whitby said that although each property posed a unique logistical challenge, the clean-up had gone smoothly.

“Despite the challenging weather conditions and the complications of asbestos removal, this clean-up was completed in just over four months from when it began.

“It is a significant step towards recovery for those in the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring,” Mr Whitby added.

Much of the debris removed from burn-out properties, including 8829 cubic metres of rubble and 108 tonnes of steel, will be recycled for use as road base or aggregate for making concrete.