Submissions urgently requested for Bushfire Mitigation Summit

From the OEM website:

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.


Sponsor's message

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 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.

Sponsor's message

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​

Members are encouraged to make their submissions via the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades using the communications email address (comms@avbfb.org.au) to ensure the AVBFB has as much input as possible before the summit. If you would also like to submit your thoughts directly to the OEM, you can cc bushfiresummit@oem.wa.gov.au and you will receive a receipt from them.

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