MINISTER MACTIERNAN ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING FOR ANIMAL WELFARE IN EMERGENCIES – INCIDENT RESPONSE TRAINING
On Tuesday 6 July 2021, Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry announced the grant funding for the Animal Welfare in Emergencies - Incident Response Training. Read the full media statement here.
Following recent bushfire emergencies at Wooroloo and flooding in the north of the State, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) worked in consultation with WA Local Government Association (WALGA) to assess current protocols and support places for the welfare of livestock and fauna in emergency situations.
The collaborative result – a unique three day workshop has been designed for WA local government rangers and field staff to cover relevant sections of DPIRD’s State Support Plan and State and Local Government support plans for animal welfare in emergencies.
Local government rangers and field staff will have the opportunity to complete the Animal Welfare in Emergencies workshop from early September at Muresk Institute. Renowned experts: Brett Hopley from DPIRD; Boyd Holden from Holden Agricultural Management Systems; and Dean Huxley and Dr Meg Rodgers from WA Wildlife (Native ARC inc), will present the workshops.
At the end of the program, participants will be able to confidently and effectively work as part of the team responding to animal welfare emergencies.
If you’re a WA local government ranger or field staff, download the course flyer here.
Visit the course page for more information.