Margaret River bushfire cash imminent (cloned for SW 1340929149)
Margaret River bushfire cash imminent (cloned for SW 1340929149)

Margaret River bushfire victims look set to get offers of compensation from the State Government within days - seven months after the devastating fires.

A Department of Premier and Cabinet spokesman said yesterday that the first offers of compensation were being made this week to those who had lost their homes.

The Government has offered up to $190,000 to victims but is still likely to be subject to legal action.

Tim Moore - who lost everything at his and his two children's rental home - said the seven-month delay was appalling.

Mr Moore said he had not insured the contents of his rented Gnarabup home and estimated he had lost more than $180,000 of items.

The engineer, who works from home, also lost his home office and client information, which proved to be a major stumbling block in returning to work.

"I'm fortunate that I work full time and have a good wage, but the money has been flowing out since the fire," he said. "We listed everything and we reckon we lost about $150,000 but now it's more than $180,000."

Augusta-Margaret River shire president Ray Colyer said he welcomed moves for money to start flowing to victims.

The West Australian

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