Bushfire Mitigation and Emergency Management

Planned Mitigation Works

Mitigation Activity Fund (MAF) Grants Program 

Bushfire mitigation works are being carried out across the Shire now until November 2024.

All care is taken environmentally to reduce noise and ensure animal habitats are untouched.

The below locations will be updated as the works are carried out. 

Nearby residential properties will be notified when the works are to be carried out, by correspondence and social media.

For more information, contact Ranger Services 9729 0333 during normal office hours.

Reserve 5329 on Burcham Drive

Mechanical works, firebreak(s), installation of gates and fencing
Burcham Drive (Reserve 5329), Binningup

Reserve on Orchard Place

Mechanical works, firebreak(s), installation of gates and fencing
Orchard Place, Myalup

Reserve 5177

Fire access road / track(s), firebreak(s), installation of fencing
Old showgrounds, Cookernup

Warawarrup Reserve 16804

Firebreak(s), installation of gates and fencing, planned burning
Peterson Road, Warrawarrup

Leschenault Caravan Park

Planned burning
Cathedral Avenue (Lot 51, 52), Leschenault

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:

  • 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's Local Emergency Management Arrangements and Local Recovery Plan documents are in place to bring together hazard management agencies, local support organisations and industry representatives 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's aim is to collaborate with hazard management agencies, local support organisations and industry representatives to collectively build a resilient community that is prepared to respond and recover from an emergency.

  • The Shire of Harvey
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services
  • Western Australian Local Police
  • Communities
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Agriculture and Food WA
  •  Main Roads WA
  • Water/Gas/Electricity/Telecommunications agencies
  • State Emergency Services (SES)
  • Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades
  • St John Ambulance
  • Harvey Hospital
  • Local Industry
  • Community Members.

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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