Bushfire Planning Workshop – Risk; Legal Update; Interactive Session

Bushfire Planning Workshop – Risk; Legal Update; Interactive Session
03 Sep
03 Sep


WALGA invites you to attend a workshop focused on building the capacity of Local Government planning officers on the important issue of bushfire planning and risk. The session which will provide Local Governments the opportunity to influence the future direction of WALGA’s policy advocacy, explore challenges and share strategies, hear the latest legal updates and engage with the cutting edge research on bushfire policy.

This Forum will ignite dialogue and impart knowledge, with plenty of opportunities to network.
The Workshop will feature the following:
  • Simone Ruane – PHD Candidate, Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute will provide an historical overview of changing bushfire policy frameworks that have existed in South West Western Australia.
  • Mark Harris – Senior Risk Consultant, Local Government Insurance Services  will provide an overview of how risk, including organisation risk, should be considered when assessing and making decisions on matters related to bushfire planning.
  • Craig Slarke – Partner, McLeods Barristers & Solicitors will bring his extensive experience in planning law and the State Administrative Tribunal matters to present on recent SAT reviews were bushfire risk was a central issue.
  • Anthony Rowe – Senior Bushfire Consultant, Emerge Associates  is an accredited level three bushfire practitioner and an experienced local government planner. Anthony’s presentation will offer insights into the thought process of a bushfire consultant, as well as provide detail on the process and procedure put in place during his time at the City of Busselton.
The Worksop will culminate in an interactive session that results of which will assist WALGA in developing standardised tools for Local Government planners to undertake consistent initial assessments of bushfire management plans and other documents.

For more information, email Senior Planner, Policy and Improvement, Chris Hossen or call 9213 2056.

Target Audience

Local Government Officers
Bushfire Planning Workshop – Risk; Legal Update; Interactive Session
  • Monday, 3 September 2018
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Registration from 12:30PM)
  • ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007
RSVP by Thursday, 30 August Register Now
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