City Supports Free Fire Recovery Workshop for Residents

03 February 2020 4:25 PM

With the recent devastating bushfire crisis, and recent fire at Lesmurdie Falls, front of mind, the City of Kalamunda is urging residents to attend its free Fire Recovery and Resilience Workshop on Saturday 29 February at Bunnings, Kalamunda.

Presented by The Forever Project, the City-sponsored event starts at 8:30am with five, 50-minute themed-workshops running into the afternoon with insights from award-winning TV and radio gardening presenter Chris Ferreira.

City of Kalamunda Mayor, Cr Margaret Thomas JP, said it was important the local community understood fire risks and learned skills to best manage and respond if needed.

“I am delighted to bring this event to our community,” Cr Thomas said.  “Through the workshops, residents will learn vital home, garden and animal fire preparation skills that could prove invaluable in protecting themselves and their properties from fire.”

The Forever Project’s Mr Ferreira has more than 20 years’ experience in land management teaching more than 120,000 people through his award-winning programs Great Gardens and Heavenly Hectares. 

He encourages residents to join him at the free, February workshop.

“We want to help the community become more knowledgeable, engaged and better prepared for a fire event,” Mr Ferreira said.

“Throughout the day we’ll focus on preparing, maintaining and protecting homes, gardens and animals from the threat of fire as well as preserving and resurrecting native flora and fauna post-event.”

The Forever Project’s Fire Recovery and Resilience Workshop for Perth Hills residents is at Bunnings Kalamunda on Saturday 29 February from 9.30 - 2.00pm featuring lively talks and demos. All are welcome. 

Workshop Program

Each of 50-minute workshops below include a presentation and 15 minute Q&A

  • 8:30 am FireWise Garden:
    Creating a ‘firewise’- water wise garden - the secrets of a garden that is beautiful, productive and that will help reduce the risk of bushfire.
  • 9:30 am FireWise Home: 
    Tips for creating a firesafe home - the ten top ways you can help protect your home against the risk of bushfire
  • 10:30 am FireWise Garden:
    Fire, life and biodiversity – preserving (and resurrecting) the 
    natural environment for flora & fauna in the face of the threats and impacts of fire.
  • 11:30 am FireWise Home:
    Building better, safer homes - The top ten tips to help you 
    have a beautiful, FireWise, energy efficient and productive home.
  • 12:30 pm FireWise Animals:
    All creatures (safe) great and small… – keeping pets, livestock and wildlife safe and healthy from the threats and aftershocks of wildfire.
  • 1:30 pm FireWise Garden: 
    Creating a ‘firewise’- water wise garden - the secrets of a garden that is beautiful, productive and that will help reduce the risk of bushfire.

More Information

For more information, contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999 or email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

© City of Kalamunda 2020