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Bushfire Mi​​tigation Summit - 23 June 2017​

The State Government is committed to hearing stakeholders' views on a range of bushfire management issues to guide future strategies to mitigate bushfires in Western Australia. With three special inquiries and numerous events impacting on the people, property and environment in Western Australia we must aim to set achievable outcomes for mitigating bushfires.

The State Government has sought to gather and understand perspectives and examine bushfire management in WA, including the delivery of rural fire management.

Key stakeholders met for an all-day event which was held in Mandurah on Friday, 23 June 2017. The event reflected a commitment made by the Premier, the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, in the lead up to the recent State election. 

A summary of the Bushfire Mitigation Summit is now available. Click here to view.​​


Public submissions

As spaces were limited at the Summit, attendance was by invitation only. However, members of the public and interested organisations were encouraged to present a submission addressing the terms of reference. 

Terms of Reference

​​The Terms of Reference for the public submissions were:

  • The effectiveness of prescribed burning and other mitigation strategies
  • Local government responsibilities and capacity
  • How to better utilise fire ground experience​
  • Bushfire mitigation resourcing
  • Personal responsibility and landowners' understanding of site-specific risk
  • The outcomes resulting from the Ferguson Report and other major bushfire reviews ​​