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.
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.
Submissions should address one or more of the following:
The effectiveness of prescribed burning and other mitigation strategiesLocal government responsibilities and capacityHow to better utilise fire ground experienceBushfire mitigation resourcingPersonal responsibility and landowners' understanding of site-specific riskThe outcomes resulting from the Ferguson Report and other major bushfire reviews
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
Office of Emergency Management Level 1, Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street WEST PERTH WA 6005
A summary of the implementation progress of the Ferguson Report recommendations is available here.
20 June 2017 Media statement - Agenda released ahead of Friday's Bushfire Mitigation Summit12 June 2017 Media statement - Bushfire Mitigation - Public Submissions3 June 2017 Media statement: Bushfire Mitigation Summit to be held June 23 June 2017