Bushfire Preparedness Starts with You
As we head into bushfire season, the City of Kalamunda has issued a timely prompt – take five minutes to create your bushfire plan. City officers along with the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade have been carrying out a hazard reduction program since Autumn, including mitigation burns, fuel load reductions, fire inspections and maintenance of fire breaks.
The program is designed to mitigate the potential for bushfires in what is considered to be a high-risk area.
Mayor Margaret Thomas encourages all residents to get bushfire ready.
“We all need to play our part and by being prepared we significantly reduce the community’s bushfire risk,” Mayor Thomas said.
“Residents need to act now to reduce the risk to themselves and their neighbours by making sure their property is well prepared and that a realistic bushfire survival plan is in place.”
The City is also working hard to address community complacency with a community engagement program featuring street meets, venue and building walk throughs and is asking for feedback through a survey which can be completed online at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/bushfire-preparedness
Hard copies of the survey are also available from the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road in Kalamunda and all City Libraries. Comments Close: 5pm, 3 November 2019.
“Bushfires can start suddenly and often without warning and we need to be real about the potential danger and have these serious conversations with our community,” Mayor Thomas said.
If you would like to learn more about being bushfire ready, arrange a Five Minute Fire Chat with a City of Kalamunda bushfire officer, or head to the City’s website www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.