Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program announced - 25 February 2021, 7am
The Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program was today announced by Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon Francis Logan MLA. This program is for residents who have had property or vehicles damaged during the Wooroloo bushfires.
You can read the full statement from the Minster here.
Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan have released a joint statement to welcome the announcement which you can read here.
Please be advised that staff from the Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan will contact residents directly to discuss registering for the program.
About the program/timeline
Coordination of the Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program is being managed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), in collaboration with the City of Swan, the Shire of Mundaring and Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
The program is one part of the overall recovery plan for residents impacted by the Wooroloo bushfires.
If residents have questions about their individual circumstances and the overall recovery process, they should contact their local government for further information or advice:
- For residents in the Shire of Mundaring please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 9290 6743
- For residents in the City of Swan please contact email@example.com or 9267 9267
Registrations are scheduled to start on Tuesday, 2 March through Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan. The Clean-up Program will take about three months to complete.
Registration for the Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program
STEP 1: Register
If buildings, structures or vehicles on your residential property have been damaged or destroyed by the bushfire and require removal, please contact Shire of Mundaring on 9290 6743 to register for the program.
STEP 2: Complete an 'Authority to Act' form
You will need to complete an 'Authority to Act' form (to be supplied, following registration) that will allow contractors who are engaged by the State Government to carry out debris removal on your property. Shire of Mundaring and DWER are available to provide assistance to complete this form.
STEP 3: Once the form is approved, you will be contacted to arrange a site clean-up planning meeting to go through the details of the program.
______What is involved and is there a cost?
Coordination of the program is being managed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), in collaboration with the Shire of Mundaring, the City of Swan, Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and Department of Finance.
The program is being funded by the Western Australian and Commonwealth governments as part of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements – Western Australia There is no cost to residents to participate.
Work will include:
- meeting with the owner to clearly agree on the works that will be done;
- removal of fire-impacted known hazardous materials, including asbestos, chemicals and CCA-treated timber; and
- removal of fire destroyed buildings (including slabs/footings), structures, vehicles and their ash as well as hazardous trees near the destroyed or damaged structures and access routes
As part of the assessment process, if hazardous materials in the fire debris are identified, owners and occupiers will be notified. These materials will be removed as part of the clean-up.
Once debris has been removed, the impacted area will be tested and certified to ensure hazardous materials have effectively been removed.
______More information and Factsheets
More information about the Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program and hazard management is available from Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program | Western Australian Government (www.wa.gov.au) and these fact sheets:
Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up program flowchart fact sheet
Bushfire building impact assessments
Asbestos awareness during bushfire clean-up
Burnt timber and ash containing copper-chromium-arsenic
Bushfire impacts on water
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Additional clean up efforts
The Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program is just one of the community activities currently taking place. The Shire is available to support you in linking up to additional resources, please contact us on 9290 6666 to tell us what you may require and we will connect you with one of the following services:
Disaster Relief Australia
Extra hands are arriving on the ground to assist with clean up and recovery!
A team from Disaster Relief Australia, a non-profit organisation that unites the skills and experience of military veterans with emergency services specialists after a natural disaster, will conduct bushfire clean-up and recovery activities around the Shire and City of Swan until 4 April.
Starting this Sunday 28 February, the Damage Assessment Team will visit the area to see what work needs to be done. This includes assisting private property owners. Work provided to community residents will include chainsaw operations, debris management and removal, fence line and small civil works. Real hands on help!
If you would like assistance in undertaking clean up works on your property please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.disasterreliefaus.org.
Please note, this work is separate to the Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program that was announced yesterday, Thursday 25 February.
For more information on the Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program please call 9290 6743 or read about the Coordinated Residential Clean-up above.
If you need assistance please contact email@example.com or call the DRA operations on 0419 193 301.
Fire waste disposal - 19 February 2021
Skip bins have been placed at the Mayo Road Reserve for disposal of fire damaged products.
Access is available at all times as site will be left open.
A separate bin will be allocated for wire and metal. Household hazardous products such as paint, poisons, batteries, gas cylinders can be taken to the Redhill hazardous waste facility for free.
Other hazardous material such as asbestos please contact the Shire for more information.