New action plan to amend bushfire inconsistencies
Tuesday 30 July 2019
The McGowan Labor Government has announced a three-stage action plan to address the inherited inconsistencies across Western Australia's bushfire frameworks, standards and mapping.
The $1.5 million Action Plan for Bushfire Framework Review 2019 will ensure that bushfire planning and building frameworks remain robust and based on scientific evidence while also providing better recognition of specific landscapes and bushfire risks.
As part of the first stage of the plan, a new Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas will be gazetted Wednesday 31 July by the Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner.
It will increase the minimum area of declared bushfire prone vegetation from one hectare to four hectares in the metropolitan Perth Central sub-region.
Read the media statement
Bushfire Framework Review 2019