RESOURCES

Resources to substantiate our views that Perth Hills can not be developed using suburban planning criteria.

2008 Stoneville/Parkerville Bushfire

This is the burn map of the 2008 Stoneville bushfire overlayed on the proposed Satterley plan (white dotted outline). This fire happened on 3rd Jan 2008. It was a 44°C day.

Here are some FACTS:

•Approximately 300 hectares burnt

•Extreme Fire Behaviour

•Total Resources used: 90 x Fire Appliances

•5 x Helitacs delivering 196 Helitac Water Drops = 313,500 litres of water

•4 x Fixed Wing Water Bombers

•Fire Crews attended from Bunbury to Quinns Rocks to assist.

•Time to Suppress / Control: 13:25 – 16:00

•Manhours worked 3-5th January, 2008 = 4346 manhours

Let’s add 4000 residents into the mix....

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Should more homes be built in areas at high risk of bushfire?

#INDEPTH: Listen to the full Focus discussion on the fire risk in the Perth Hills here: https://ab.co/2I9wEOT.

New rules for WA homes in bushfire zones

This report highlights the added cost (up to $50 000 per home) of building in bushfire zones with the new building regulations. An often overlooked issue is the amount of clearing that can take place in an effort to reduce their bushfire risk level.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/new-rules-for-wa-homes-in-bushfire-zones/9f69a0a3-8e47-4372-9f63-35baff1e2920

 

Mt Helena sub-division

An interesting Opinion piece in today’s ‘West Australian’ by Paul Murray regarding the Planning Minister’s decision, to ignore DFES fire risk advice, to approve a Mt Helena sub-division.

 

https://thewest.com.au/opinion/paul-murray/planning-minister-rita-saffioti-is-playing-with-fire-ng-b881095119z?fbclid=IwAR30zq8R6_MsVFBmDWb4APjxg_X0q_-FwjcLQbpunR6kEiosB1xLeTly1Qc

And a second article on this topic

https://thewest.com.au/news/perth-hills/planning-minister-approves-fire-prone-perth-hills-subdivision-ng-b881071351z?utm_campaign=share-icons&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&tid=1549253263458

Residents stop a coal mine

These residents stopped a coal mine, made history and sent ripples through boardrooms around the world

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/these-residents-stopped-a-coal-mine-made-history-and-sent-ripples-through-boardrooms-around-the-world-20190214-p50xw9.html

This quote comes to mind: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."   (LOL, even if they have grey hair)  Don't give up Save Perth Hills

State of the Climate

Get the facts in our latest State of the Climate report: http://ow.ly/RIcg30mXaf3. Co-developed with CSIRO, the report draws on the latest climate monitoring, science and projection information.

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=QL6DbWPyqkg&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3eyG3T2hC9NoEcjtG-Gjv15vaEIj2S_Cq8Bh8471ESXVliAKkLvvlyrjM

Some interesting articles linking climate change and fire risk

Australia experiencing more heat, longer fire seasons and rising oceans - The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/20/australia-experiencing-more-heat-longer-fire-seasons-and-rising-oceans

 

Former fire chiefs warn Australia unprepared for escalating climate threat - The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/09/former-fire-chiefs-warn-australia-unprepared-for-escalating-climate-threat

 

Former fire chiefs demand urgent action on 'escalating climate change threat' - SBSNews

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/former-fire-chiefs-demand-urgent-action-on-escalating-climate-change-threat

 

Veteran firefighter slams government over climate change inaction - SBSNews

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/veteran-firefighter-slams-government-over-climate-change-inaction

Former fire chiefs warn of more catastrophic weather events - news.com.au

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/former-fire-chiefs-warn-of-more-catastrophic-weather-events/news-story/b050f578a4dce8ced68604db20cb39a8

'Astounded': former fire chief unloads on politicians over climate change inaction - Sydney Morning Herald

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/astounded-former-fire-chief-unloads-on-politicians-over-climate-change-inaction-20190204-p50vl0.html