We have a dedicated team of bushfire mitigation professionals who undertake work on City land to mitigate risk. These works are funded by both the City of Rockingham and the State Governments Mitigation Activity Fund (MAF).
Works include the following:
- mechanical clearing
- prescribed burning
- fire access roads
In 2022/2023, the City was successful in securing $423,770 from the State Government to deliver bushfire mitigation works at 21 sites across the City.
The City of Rockingham Bushfire Risk Management (BRM) Plan 2018 - 2022 is a strategic document that facilitates a coordinated approach towards the identification, assessment and treatment of assets exposed to bushfire risk.
The Treatment Schedule sets out a broad program of coordinated multi-agency treatments to address risks identified in the BRM Plan.
Government agencies and other land managers responsible for implementing treatments participate in developing the BRM Plan and Treatment Schedule to ensure treatment strategies are collaborative and efficient, regardless of land tenure.
Aim and objectives
The aim of the City of Rockingham BRM Plan is to effectively manage bushfire risk in order to protect people, assets and other things of local value in the City. The objectives of this BRM Plan are to:
- guide and coordinate a tenure blind, multi-agency BRM program over a five-year period
- document the process used to identify, analyse and evaluate risk, determine priorities and develop a plan to systematically treat risk
- facilitate the effective use of the financial and physical resources available for BRM activities
- integrate BRM into the business processes of local government, land owners and other agencies
- ensure there is integration between land owners, BRM programs and activities, and
- document processes used to monitor and review the implementation of treatment plans to ensure they are adaptable and that risk is managed at an acceptable level.