Cuts to National Parks Are Raising Bushfire Risks


$100m  and cuts to staff in the NPWS are having a dramatic impact on the maintenance of fire trails and hazard reduction burns this year.

There are 870 National Parks and Reserves in NSW. Since 2011, over $100m has been cut from NPWS, and 500 positions gone.  That’s a quarter of the workforce!  And, most of those who have gone were our most experienced firefighters.

This year’s fire season is already off to a terrifying start, and these figures show that bushfire preparation has been limited by the savage cuts that have occurred under the Berejiklian government.

This is total disregard for our national parks, and the millions of visitors who want to visit and enjoy our parks over the summer holidays.

Another example of this government’s #wrongpriorities

 

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