Cricketing great Justin Langer will lead this summer’s Are You Ready? bushfire campaign as Western Australia’s new Bushfire Ready Ambassador.
The campaign, launched on Sunday 19 October 2014, drives home the message that preparing for bushfires is a team effort and everyone needs to get ready before the hot weather sets in.
Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said bushfires continued to be a real threat to the community, with southern parts of WA expecting an above average risk of bushfires this season.
“There’s no doubt there will be bushfires again this summer - and we know from bitter experience they can start without warning and cause enormous damage and heartache,” Mr Francis said.
After 12 months of successful operations, the Department of Parks and Wildlife has released its revised Strategic Directions for the next three years, with specific goals for the next year, to be updated annually.
The overarching theme of the new Parks and Wildlife Strategic Directions is to focus our investment and resources on those programs that result in tangible improvements to on-ground management outcomes.
Printed copies of the management plan are also available from Department of Parks and Wildlife offices at Kensington, Bunbury and Busselton.
View the Media statement.