Hazard Reduction Grass Tree Burning Program

A coordinated and planned approach is required to address fire management within the City in order to reduce the risk of fire occurrences that could result in damage to life, property and the environment.

Hazard reduction burning, prescribed burning, controlled burning and planned burning are interchangeable terms that describe burning in a predetermined area for the management and control of fuel loads. These types of fires are generally ‘cool’ and are undertaken in appropriate weather conditions so that the fire burns slowly at low intensity.

Hazard reduction Grass Tree burning mitigates the severity of wildfires/bushfires and reduces the potential impacts to the community and the environment by burning selected vegetation and ground fuels such as leaf litter, grasses and Grass Trees/Balgas in a mosaic pattern leaving burnt and unburnt areas to provide minimal impact to flora and fauna.

The introduction of hazard reduction Grass Tree burning within applicable reserves/bushland areas has been recommended as a bushfire mitigation strategy by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to reduce bushfire risk in applicable areas.

Further information on hazard reduction Grass Tree burning on public land can be found in the Hazard reduction Grass Tree burning on public land — Frequently Asked Questions in the link below.

Information on hazard reduction Grass Tree burning on private land can be found in the Hazard reduction Grass Tree burning on private land — Frequently Asked Questions in the link below.

Information on burning on private property (including refuse, barbecues and outdoor heaters) can be found in the Burning on private property (including refuse, barbecues and outdoor heaters) — Frequently Asked Questions in the link below.

To find out about any upcoming scheduled hazard reduction Grass Tree burns please see the City’s Public Notices, subscribe to the City’s Public Notices Online Newsletter and/or register for inclusion on the City’s Hazard Reduction Grass Tree Burning Notification Register below to receive an automated notification via SMS / text message or email.

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  • Postal address
    (Only if different to the Street Address)

The City will notify you by your preferred contact method when when a hazard reduction Grass Tree burn occurs within 200 metres of your residence.

Burn activities are subject to weather and operational resources.

Property flooding

Please contact the City to report flooding into your property that is originating from the road or to report blocked gully pits.

In the event of flooding after hours, where emergency assistance is required, call 9400 4000.

To assist with assessment, the location, time and date of the flooding as well as any photos showing where the water is originating from is useful to assist with investigations.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) issue a range of warnings to inform and keep the community safe during significant incidents that may threaten lives and property. Not all fires will be listed on the DFES website, so it is recommended that the public contacts DFES directly on 133 337 or visit the DFES website for more specific information regarding localised or smaller fires within the City.

DFES Bushfire Preparedness Material, including Fire Chat and the Are You Ready campaign can be found on the DFES website along with links to:

  • Total Fire Bans (TFB)
  • Fire Danger Ratings (FDR)
  • Bushfires
  • Evaporative Air Conditioners
  • Home Safety
  • Plus more

Rangers, Parking and Community Safety

City Officers cover all 22 suburbs within the City of Joondalup Local Government area, performing a range of services to assist and benefit the local community.

The City can assist with issues such as:

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Animal control and enquiries
  • Graffiti
  • Litter and dumping
  • Parking issues
  • Temporary signs
  • Verge treatments.

Please call WA police for other issues such as:

  • Hooning
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Alcohol and drug use/concerns
  • Noisy parties
  • Criminal or suspicious activity.

For incidents of this nature contact WA Police on 131 444.

Field Services operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday 6.00am – 9.30pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday 7.00am – 9.30pm.

To contact Field Services please call 9400 4000.

In emergency or life-threatening situations call 000.

 

Community safety

The City coordinates and supports a range of community safety programs in local areas. These programs have a variety of aims including deterring crime, managing graffiti, planning for emergencies and supporting child safety education.

The City is also involved in contributing to planning for emergencies that can impact local areas and leading community recovery efforts.

Reporting damage in the City

If you notice any issues with a City asset or landscapes please complete the form below for a response and action.

Examples of these include potholes, broken footpaths, building maintenance, playspace issues and damaged seats.

Your maintenance request

Report graffiti