Bushfire Mitigation

Bush Fire Risk Management Plan

The Shire of Harvey is in the process of developing a plan using the Bushfire Risk Management System.

A Bush Fire Risk Management Plan (BRMP) is a document that:

  • Identifies bushfire related risk at the strategic level and priorities area of the local government
  • Identifies assets of value that are at risk from bushfires.
  • Documents the risk ratings
  • Documents treatment strategies.

Local emergency management arrangements

The Shire has plans and structures in place to bring together government, volunteers and private agencies to assist in dealing with a major emergency.

Find out more in the document below.

Local Emergency Management Committee

The Shire’s Local Emergency Management Committee is made up of representatives from:

  • The Shire of Harvey
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services
  • Western Australian Local Police
  • State Emergency Services (SES)
  • Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades
  • St John Ambulance
  • Harvey Hospital Department of Communities.

The committee’s role is to advise and assist the Shire in ensuring that Local Emergency Management is established for the district.

Bush Fire Advisory Committee

The Bush Fire Advisory Committee (BFAC) was established pursuant to Section 67 of the Bush Fire Act 1954.

The Committee was established for the implementation of fire prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Bush Fire Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from:

  • Local Captains from our volunteer bush fire brigades
  • Chief and deputy fire control officers
  • Councillors
  • Manager of Waste and Safety Services
  • Community Emergency Services Coordinator
  • Training Coordinator
  • Members from State Government Authorities.

More information and contacts

For more information about bushfire mitigation, please contact us.

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