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Media Release

Recovery begins for the Perth Hills bushfires
Tuesday 9 February 2021 – 10:15 AM

​A State Recovery Coordination Group has been set up to assist residents impacted by the Wooroloo bushfire in Perth’s North East.

The group, which is supported by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), will ensure a whole-of-government approach to recovery efforts.

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm ASFM said the group will ensure a personalised approach is taken to help people impacted get back on their feet.

“The group will meet on a regular basis and will oversee all aspects of the recovery process to ensure State Government, local government and not-for-profits are working together to address issues as quickly as possible,” Commissioner Klemm said.  

“The group met for the first-time last Friday, 5 February and discussions were focused on immediate recovery activities, including the clean up and damage assessment, as well as the longer-term impacts of the fire.

“The road to recovery will be a long process, and DFES is committed to providing on-going support to help people through this challenging time.”

The State Recovery Coordination Group is comprised of State and Local Government representatives and not-for-profit organisations, with Dr Ron Edwards appointed as the State Recovery Controller.

The Wooroloo bushfire that started on Monday 1 February, burnt through 10,900 hectares, and destroyed 86 properties.

The Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements have been activated to provide disaster assistance to assist communities in the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring.

For the latest bushfire warnings visit emergency.wa.gov.au  


Media Contact: DFES Media and Corporate Communications 9395 9543. 


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