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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 807 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 August 2022 by Hon Dr Brad Pettitt

Question Directed to the: Minister for Emergency Services representing the Minister for Environment
Minister responding: Hon A. Sanderson
Parliament: 41 Session: 1
Question

How many hectares were burnt in each of the three forest regions, in the area managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, each year from 2016 to 2021 in:
(a) prescribed burns;
(b) wildfires;
(c) wildfires resulting from escapes from DBCA's prescribed burns; and
(d) total?

Answered on 20 September 2022

Swan Region

Year

(a) Prescribed Burning (hectares)

(b) Bushfires

(hectares)

(c) Bushfires resulting from escapes from DBCA planned burns (hectares)

(d) Total

(a) + (b)

(hectares)

2016/17

126,273

1453

50

127,726

2017/18

107,230

3410

5

107,500

2018/19

50,508

289

0

50,797

2019/20

59,850

8299

0

68,149

2020/21

69,227

5627

28

74,854

2021/22

74,730

1332

0

76,062

South West Region

Year

(a) Prescribed Burning (hectares)

(b) Bushfires

(hectares)

(c) Bushfires resulting from escapes from DBCA planned burns (hectares)

(d) Total

(a) + (b)  

(hectares)

2016/17

62,785

4555

4397

67,340

2017/18

56,132

219

1

56,166

2018/19

40,718

4880

1947

45,598

2019/20

29,499

10,107

130

39,606

2020/21

52,578

559

0

53,137

2021/22

66,368

10,433

0

76,801

Warren Region 

Year

(a) Prescribed Burning (hectares)

(b) Bushfires

(hectares)

(c) Bushfires resulting from escapes from DBCA planned burns (hectares)

(d) Total

(a) + (b)  

(hectares)

2016/17

58,302

1620

1373

59,922

2017/18

55,603

1375

234

55,607

2018/19

76,817

72

15

76,889

2019/20

43,592

90

39

43,682

2020/21

39,431

3867

61

43,298

2021/22

51,159

16,100

10

67,259