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Press Rlease 12 June 2022 - NSW Government announces Budget boost for NSW bushfire inquiry

The NSW Government has issued a press release stating that it is making "a major investment to better prepare communities and respond to bush fires, by committing $315.2 million over the next four years to complete the recommendations of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry in the 2022-23 NSW Budget."

The funding includes $191 million allocated to the Rural Fires Service:

  • $105.6 million for new trucks and to refurbish old truck

  • $75.4 million to boost mitigation crews

  • $10 million to improve strategic fire trails

The NSW Government accepted the 76 recommendations and all recommendations are now complete or in progress.


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