Bushfire-prone local governments fail to submit life-saving hazard management plans

  Up to 60 bushfire-prone local governments in south-west WA have not submitted potentially life-saving hazard management plans required under Statewide protocols, a parliamentary committee was told yesterday. Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm warned of the inevitability of bushfires this summer and implored householders to prepare. Mr Klemm and Office of Bushfire Risk…

Partnership agreement to benefit local communities

​State and local government agreement to promote collaboration between sectors A new era in collaboration between State and local governments has been marked with a partnership agreement which was signed at Western Australia’s biggest event for local government professionals. The State Local Government Partnership Agreement recognises the importance of the State and local government sectors…

Agile, smart, inclusive. Review to transform WA local government

Election commitment honoured with commencement of Local Government Act review Review to reduce red tape, modernise local governments and deliver for communities Election participation, online reporting and gift disclosures first to be targeted A major review of Western Australia’s outdated Local Government Act is under way, with community participation in elections, online reporting and gift…

AVBFB represented at OEM State-level risk assessment workshop

After recently becoming aware of a series of State-level risk assessment workshops, your association wrote to Office of Emergency Management (OEM) (formerly the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC)) Executive Director Mal Cronstedt to offer input into these critical planning workshops on behalf of the tens of thousands of Bush Fire Volunteers across WA. Consequently, we were invited…

President on Meetings Tour of Perth

The Association’s President, Ross Fenwick, was kept on the move around Perth at a series of meetings with government, DFES and WA Local Government Association representatives. Ross was in Perth for the Association’s committee meeting held over the 31 October weekend at the offices of the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. Managing to extend his…