Bushfire Mitigation and Emergency Management
Planned Mitigation Works
Mitigation Activity Fund (MAF) Grants Program
Round 1 of bushfire mitigation works for 2022 - 2023 will be carried out across the Shire, starting in August 2022.
The below locations will be updated as the works are carried out:
- Treatment ID 15717 - Old Coast Road from Marine Drive to Halyard Parade in Leschenault, by reducing elevated ground fuels, creating a canopy separation.
- Treatment ID's 7015 and 7026 - Cathedral Avenue, Leschenault (R39950) reducing elevated ground fuels, including follow-up chemical spray.
- Treatment ID 14879 - Lisa Road (R 33203) mulching between firebreaks to reduce elevated fuel loads.
- Treatment ID 6804 - Clifton Park - chemical works to remove noxious introduced weeds.
- Treatment ID 11425 - Tributary Place, Leschenault - establish a fire access track by using granular substrate material (R 43651).
- Treatment ID 11458 - Tributary Place, Leschenault (R43651) - Install spider gate (6 legged gate to provide emergency services access).
All care is taken environmentally to reduce noise and ensure animal habitats are untouched.
Nearby residential properties will be notified when the works are to be carried out, by correspondence and social media.
For more information contact the Bushfire Risk Mitigation Officer, Mr Andrew Church, 0418 934 942.
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 is a document that:
Local emergency management arrangements
- 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.
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.
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
- Manager of Waste and Safety Services
- Community Emergency Services Coordinator
- Training Coordinator
- Members from State Government Authorities.