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 is seeking to gather and understand perspectives and examine bushfire management in WA, including the delivery of rural fire management.

Key stakeholders have been invited to an all-day event in Mandurah on Friday, 23 June 2017. This reflects a commitment made by the Premier, the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, in the lead up to the recent State election. 

Public submissions

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

​Submissions open Monday 12 June 2017 and close Sunday 9 July 2017.​​

Terms of Reference

​​Submissions should address one or more of the following:

  • 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 ​

​What should be in a submission?​

Submissions may be in the form of a letter, a short document or a more substantial paper. Submissions should address the terms of reference. You may wish to include facts, opinions and arguments or recommendations for action. 

All submissions must include the name, postal or email address and contact telephone number of the person and/or organisation making the submission

​How to lodge a submission​

Electronic submissions prepared ​as a MS Word or Adobe PDF are preferred and may be sent electronically to bushfiresummit@oem.wa.gov.au. An acknowledgement will be sent to your email address confirming receipt of your submission.

Written submissions may be sent to: 
Office of Emergency Management  
Level 1, Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street 

​A summary of​ the implementation progress of the Ferguson Report recommendations is available here. ​

​Fact file