Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    Bushfire Mitigation Summit summary now available

    7/07/2017 3:20 PM
     
    • ​Summary of the summit is now available at https://oem.wa.gov.au
    • Topics discussed included effective use of human resources, funding, improving knowledge, local experience and prescribed burning targets

    The summary of the McGowan Labor Government's Bushfire Mitigation Summit is now available on the Office of Emergency Management's website.

     

    The summary covers the major points that were discussed on the day by the range of representatives who attended and are involved in reducing the State's bushfire risk.

     

    The day was divided into three workshops covering prescribed burning, bushfire management and bushfire mitigation.

     

    Attendees raised issues and ideas across a range of Government portfolios including local government, environment, planning, emergency services, transport, regional development, and police.

     

    Comments attributed to Acting Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson:

     

    "The Bushfire Mitigation Summit demonstrated how complex a matter it is to mitigate the State's bushfire risk.

     

    "The summary has condensed what was discussed but it's important to note that all the ideas and issues put forward have been collected by the Office of Emergency Management for the Government to consider.

     

    "The public submission process closes this Sunday, July 9, after four weeks, so I urge anyone who would like to have their say in reducing the State's bushfire risk to put a submission forward."

     

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