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Preparing Together for Bushfires and Other Hazards

Preparing together for bushfires and other major hazards

The City has launched the Prepare Together project to support residents with their bushfire ready and emergency preparedness activities. 

This project ultimately aims to reduce impacts and save lives should a bushfire, storm or other major emergency occur.

Community Survey
Our community survey is the first activity that aims to gain a better understanding of existing awareness levels, action currently taking place, and support required to help you meet your responsibilities.

Launch community survey

Invitation to Community Roadshow

We will also be hosting a Community Roadshow on Saturday, 17 October from 10.30am to 1.30pm on the eastern side of the Wanneroo Showgrounds. 

The Roadshow will provide a forum to share bushfire readiness and emergency preparedness information between stakeholders and the community. There will also be presentations and a free sausage sizzle.

Presentations will cover planning for bushfires and other major emergencies, planning for your pets and animals in an emergency and the City’s response and recovery efforts during COVID19. 

To ensure the event is run in line with Covid-19 guidelines, for planning purposes you will need to register online to confirm your attendance. 

Launch Online Registration Form

See further details on this page for more up-and-coming activities and other ways to have a say.

About the project

Bushfires are a constant presence in Australia and, whether they arise from natural events or human actions, they can have devastating consequences for communities. 

Previous enquiries and reviews into Perth bushfires have included recommendations to increase community engagement in bushfire prone areas and have highlighted the growing need for raising awareness amongst communities living and working in these areas. 

Effective community education and engagement is critical to ensure residents are adequately informed of their responsibility and of the steps they need to take to prepare their properties and homes for bushfire and to understand what might happen during a bushfire. 

While bushfires will be the focus of the City’s Prepare Together project, this engagement aims to address all hazards. 

Community engagement activities will cover the whole of the City of Wanneroo.  However, between July 2020 to March 2021 the focus will be on these suburbs: Wanneroo (rural), Gnangara, Jandabup, Carabooda, Neerabup, and Nowergup.  A key theme for this phase of the project will be on planning for pets and animal welfare in an emergency.  

Here is a summary of ways you can get involved and have your say.

Opportunities to have a say

  • Community Survey (online version available through Your Say)
  • Via the Shared Community Comments section (on this page)
  • Direct comment to the project team
  • Attend a community roadshow or workshop (see key dates section on this page)

Key Dates

Public comment period

    Now open

    Date: 14/08/2020

Community Roadshow

    17 October 2020 at Wanneroo Showgrounds (10.30am to 1.30pm)

    Date: 18/10/2020

Community survey

    8 August to 31 October 2020

    Date: 01/11/2020

Stakeholder interviews

    1 September to 30 March 2021

    Date: 31/03/2021

Residential aged-care workshop

    October (TBC)

    Date: 02/11/2020

Submit your comments

Please refer to the City's Rules of Engagement before submitting a comment.

Shared community comments

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