A Lower South West town will look to reduce the risk of bushfires this season after receiving a significant cash injection from the State Government. Nannup Shire has been allocated $202,450 from the Government’s second round of 2021 Mitigation Activity Fund grants, which are worth a total of more than $2.8 million. The money will allow the Shire to deliver 14 bushfire mitigation treatments around Nannup in the lead up to the “high threat” season. Mitigation activities include building firebreaks, reducing fuel loads and hazard reduction burns to minimise the risk of fires. Emergency Services Minister Reece Whitby said it was important for local councils to have the support to protect their communities but also stressed individuals should undertake their own preparations. “The grants will boost bushfire mitigation activities in high risk local government areas, helping them to reduce fuel loads and bushfire risk,” he said. “As the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and local governments prepare for the bushfire season, I encourage households to look at the things they can do on their properties to prepare. “This can include pruning trees, cleaning gutters, having or updating a bushfire plan and checking emergency kits. We all need to do our bit to help reduce bushfire risks and be as prepared as possible as we head into the high threat season,” Mr Whitby said.