WALGA Field Tour: Bushfire Preparedness

WALGA Field Tour: Bushfire Preparedness
13 May
13 May


WALGA, in partnership with the City of Cockburn, invites you to attend a field tour on Bushfire Preparedness.

Local Government is responsible for preparedness and response to bushfires within their designated areas.  The key mechanism for bushfire planning is a Bushfire Risk Management Plan, which prioritises assets for treatment to mitigate risks.  A range of treatment strategies can be used to manage vegetation fuel loads and protect the community and environmental assets.
Please join us for a field tour of sites within the City of Cockburn to discuss bushfire preparedness and view on-ground hazard reduction programs.

The field tour will cover:
  • reducing fuel loads through a suite of management approaches, including weed control, selective removal of elevated fuel, access management, use of screening trees to reduce ember attack, and prescribed burns
  • Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment, and retention and management of trees in fire risk zones
  • managing bushfire risk at the urban development interface, and responding to legacy planning issues
  • prescribed burns as a management tool to increase biodiversity value
  • Firewise landscaping, including fire retardant plants and mulches; and
  • planning for the effective recovery and treatment of native animals during and post bushfire response.
The field tour will be led by the City of Cockburn, Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Native ARC, The Forever Project, and Jandakot Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.  Attendees will also visit Native ARC’s new state of the art wildlife hospital and rehabilitation centre.

Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear long pants and enclosed shoes suitable for walking on unsealed tracks, and bring a hat and refillable water bottle. 

Participants will be provided with bus transport, or can choose to travel in their own car between sites.

Please note: Places are limited to three participants per Local Government (with additional staff to be added to a wait list), with a maximum of 40 participants.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

For further information, please contact WALGA Event Manager, Ulrike Prill or call (08) 9213 2043.

Target Audience

Local Government staff from emergency management, bushfire planning, environment and natural area directorates.
WALGA Field Tour: Bushfire Preparedness
  • Thursday, 13 May 2021
  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Registration from 8:30 AM)
  • Jandakot Fire Station, cnr Liddlelow and Oxley Rd, Banjup
  • $99.00 (Incl GST)
RSVP by Friday, 7 May Register Now Itinerary
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