Bushfire management

The objectives of bushfire management within the City of Joondalup include:

  • protecting life, critical infrastructure, property and the environment
  • fulfilling obligations under fire-related legislation and undertaking best-practice bushfire management
  • maintaining and enhancing biodiversity values within natural areas
  • ensuring long term survival of native wildlife populations
  • minimising adverse impacts on regional air quality
  • providing consistency within the City’s operations regarding bushfire management.

To reduce the risk of a fire occurrence within the City of Joondalup, several bushfire management actions have been implemented including:

  • weed control (mechanical and chemical)
  • installation and maintenance of firebreaks and fire access ways on City owned or managed land
  • annual firebreak inspections on all vacant land and bushland within the City
  • annual fuel load assessments on bushland greater than 2,000m²/0.2ha
  • controlled access to sites
  • community education.