Message from Mayor Roberts - 4 February 2021
Published Thursday, 4th February 2021
We are all thinking of those who have been directly impacted by the devastating bushfires.
Four days into this very difficult week for our community, we are all thinking of those who have been directly impacted by the loss of 81 homes in the devastating bushfires, as well as those now affected by a fresh fire that started four kilometres east of Bullsbrook late this afternoon.
The City is helping those in neighbouring communities in the City of Swan and Shires of Mundaring and Chittering in any way it can. For the first time, we have established an Animal Welfare Centre at Wanneroo Showgrounds, working with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to help support those affected who have animals displaced by the fires.
The Centre is accepting domestic and non-domestic animals, including livestock and horses and will be staffed 24/7 by our Rangers over the coming days. It will remain open for as long as needed and DPIRD is maintaining a steady supply of livestock feed. For further information, please contact the City on 9405 5000 or 0427 025 255 after hours.
As you know, we have a generous community that wants to help, and as we saw with the 2019 Yanchep fires, we have received incredible offers of donations from all over our City. The best way to show your support right now is to make a financial donation to the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund (Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire 2021) so everyone can be assured that assistance is directed to where it is needed most. Please visit www.perth.wa.gov.au/LMDRF
We are grateful for the incredible work of our firefighters to keep the community safe in volatile and unpredictable circumstances.
It is important to remember that emergency warnings remain in place and the situation is changeable. Please follow Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA and visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au for the latest updates.
Earlier today, the Premier advised some good news in that there are no new local cases of COVID-19, making it 4 days in a row. We are still cautious but I am encouraged and inspired by all the people I see out in our community taking action to stay safe, wear masks and distance responsibly.
As the Premier said, we need to continue to be vigilant and adhere to the State Government’s directive and Health Department advice to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep WA – and our loved ones – COVID safe.
Tomorrow, we expect further announcements from the State Government about what to expect in the coming weeks.
Please take care and stay safe
Mayor Tracey Roberts JP
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