- Prescribed burning, bushfire management, and updates on the Ferguson report will be some of the subjects covered
- Participant-led conversation across full day to guide future strategies
- Summit honours Labor commitment to bring key stakeholders together
The agenda for this Friday’s Bushfire Mitigation Summit has been sent to all attendees.
The summit will include representatives from major stakeholder groups who will be able to have open and frank discussions about bushfire mitigation.
The attendees will be divided into groups which will work collaboratively across various issues throughout the day before a final communique is released.
Public submissions are also welcome and have been open since June 12 and will close on July 9.
Full submission details, including the terms of reference, are available at https://www.oem.wa.gov.au/Pages/BushfireMitigationSummit.aspx
Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan:
“This is an invite-only summit that will include experts in their field who, across a full day, will have wide-ranging discussions on such topics as prescribed burning, bushfire management and updates on the Ferguson report.
“Many of those attending have spent years working or volunteering in the area of bushfire management.
“As such, the agenda will be a guide to help those who already have a full understanding of what they see are the ways forward for improving the State’s bushfire mitigation strategies.
“As virtually every Western Australian appreciates, it is a highly complex task to mitigate the risk of bushfires across a State as diverse as ours.
“I am looking forward to being in that room and hearing from everyone about how the State can further improve bushfire mitigation strategies.”
The agenda as released by the Minister’s office is below:
Bushfire Mitigation Summit Agenda
Friday, 23 June 2017
Tuckfield Room, Seashells Mandurah, 16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah
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A PDF version of the agenda above as released by the Minister’s office can be found here.