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City pledges support in the wake of devastating fires

City pledges support in the wake of devastating fires

 At this week’s Council meeting, the City of Mandurah and the Council expressed condolences and offered support to those affected by the bushfire emergency in the South West region.

Although a final assessment of the fire’s damage has yet to be made by the relevant authorities, it is likely that it will become one of Western Australia’s worst natural disasters.

Council agreed to donate $25,000 to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (Waroona and District Fires Appeal).

Mayor Marina Vergone said the thoughts of the Mandurah community were with those impacted by the devastating fires.

“The road to recovery can be long and we hope that the City’s donation will provide immediate assistance for those experiencing hardship,” she said.

“Our hearts go out to the individuals, families, businesses, local governments and emergency services personnel who have been involved in this disaster.”

How Mandurah people can help

Many generous people in our community want to help those affected by the fires. Currently, the most effective way to assist is via monetary donations.

Those wishing to make a monetary donation can do so through the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (Waroona and District Fires Appeal). For information on how to donate, go to www.appealswa.org.au or call 9461 3886 (business hours).

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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the eastern part of Forrestdale

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the eastern part of Forrestdale