Fly-through provides glimpse into the Bushfire Centre of Excellence
An animated fly-through
video of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services state-of-the-art
Bushfire Centre of Excellence is now available.
The virtual tour takes viewers through the entire facility
to showcase the extensive training facilities, open-plan office layouts and the
Chief Superintendent Bushfire Centre of Excellence
John Tillman said the fly-through is an exciting insight into the space that is
currently being built in the Peel Business Park, located in the Shire of
“It’s great to see the building come to life” Chief
Superintendent Tillman said.
“The facility design has been a collaborative process involving
the local Bindjareb community, Shire of Murray, Volunteer Associations and the Department
of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions,” Chief Superintendent Tillman
“The facility will be an inviting and stimulating
space that encourages visitors to stay beyond a scheduled training course or
workshop. This video is just a glimpse of what to expect.”
The building has been designed in a boomerang-shape
and will be a shared
learning hub for all bushfire management stakeholders and community members.
materials and landscaping have been carefully considered to reflect Australian
Aboriginal and local heritage and includes curved natural rammed earth walls in
the central foyer resembling a river mouth.
The landscaped areas will provide unique spaces
including an auditorium,
yarning circle and fire pit for visitors to gather, network and learn. The
grounds will be planted to reflect fire design guidelines, local vegetation and
landforms of the region.
both written and visual, on the traditional and contemporary fire story will feature
throughout the building and landscaped areas.
The Centre will be situated next to the Shire of
Murray’s Agri-Innovation Precinct which will boast laboratories, production
facilities, offices, warehousing, café and public presentation areas and more.
Shire of Murray
President Cr. David Bolt said the Bushfire Centre of Excellence and Agri-Innovation
Precinct will be world-class and establish best practice for the State.
Shire of Murray and the Bushfire Centre of Excellence have worked closely to
optimise synergies between the Centre and the Precinct,” Cr. Bolt said.
“The Centre and Precinct will have coordinated
orientation of buildings, landscaping and joint parking areas.”
the Bushfire Centre of Excellence is on track for the end of 2020.
fly-through video here.
information email BushfireCoE@dfes.wa.gov.au or