The Shire of Mundaring is one of three uniquely located Australian councils featured this month in an article by Local Government Professionals Australia.
Not unlike the regional and remote shires of Carpentaria (QLD) and Burnie (TAS), the Shire of Mundaring is positioned largely among forest on the outer fringes of Perth's metropolitan area; circumstances which make it a community prone to the threat of bush fire.
In this article, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Throssell reflects on the importance of local government leadership during a disaster.
Read what he had to say about the 2014 Parkerville bush fires and how the Shire's experience with natural disaster preparation, management and recovery helped inform the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read 'Out of the fire and into the pandemic' on the International City/County Management Association (IMCA) website here.