Bushfire Recovery Information
4 Key messages to help you prepare for the upcoming Fire Season
Useful website links - Click here for quick and easy bushfire preparedness links. Includes information on: Psychological Preparedness, Insurance, Animals and Bushfires, Fire Safe Garden Ideas, Downloadable Preparedness Phone Apps etc.
Financial Assistance for Margaret River Residents
Please click here for an explanation on the process for claiming for losses as a result of escape from fire from the prescribed burn BS520 at Ellensbrook (Margaret RIver).
The Department of Child Protection is available to assist fire affected property holders. For social, emotional, financial and accommodation support please contact Anna Huxtable, DCP District Emergency Services Officer , 9781 2914 or 0427 476 658, email@example.com. Free counselling is also available, please click here for further details.
12 Month Recovery Timeline
Please click here for a complete timeline of recovery events and programs implemented since the November 2011 Margaret River bushfires.
Environmental Rehabilitation - 12 month update
12 months after the fire the environment is recovering well, but it is still a long road ahead. Click here for a 12 month update.
Bushfire Recovery Survey Report - 8 months on
In May the Recovery team commissioned a survey to gather the thoughts and ideas of the community about their experiences recovering from the bushfires. Please click here for the report.
The Recovery Welfare and Working Group has now reconvened for 2013 and is busy undertaking a range of recovery projects. Please see below for upcoming projects and events.
Funding available for Street Parties
The Bushfire Recovery Working Group is supporting street parties in the fire affected areas by providing up to $500 of receipts, blank invitations and a games bag. Click here for more information and the registration form.
Totem Poles Project at Riflebutts
The Bushfire Recovery Working Group is seeking suitably qualified artists to design and carve two totem poles from the existing Pine Trees that were destroyed during the bushfires. See the Public Artwork Brief for more info.
Funding available for Weed Control
The Cape to Cape Catchments Group have Caring for our Country funding to provide financial and technical support for control of arum lily, blackberry and woody weed species such as non local acacias and eucalypts, genista, figs, Victorian tea tree, and pittosporum etc. in the fire affected area. They can fund a contractor to undertake the work or provide the chemical and technical advice.
Interested people should contact Genevieve at 9757 2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Margaret River Community website has a bushfire recovery tab. Log onto www.margaretriver.wa.au to see/share classifieds, contribute to a blog, view photos and get up to date information on the recovery process.
Click here for ABC South West's coverage of the Recovery effort.
Margaret River Bushfire Inquiry
An Inquiry was undertaken into the Margaret River bushfire.
- Ministerial Media Statement: Prescribed burns get immediate overhaul
- Keelty Report: Margaret River Bushire Inquiry
- Minutes: Keelty briefing Community Meeting 23 February 2012
- Coastal Rehabilitation FAQ
- Key contacts and services
- Insurance tips for disaster recovery
- Dealing with the effects of a traumatic event
- Replacement of Duplicate Certificates of Titles lost, damaged or destroyed
- Guidelines for rebuilding and repairing properties damaged in the bushfire
For more information contact:
Gemma Mincherton, Senior Community Development Officer
- Mon - Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm
- 9780 5269
- 08 9757 2512