Bushfire Mitigation Works 

Each year, as you maintain your property to reduce fire risk from December to April in accordance with the annual Firebreak and Fuel Management Notice, the Shire of Denmark also conducts bushfire mitigation works on high-bushfire risk Shire-managed reserves throughout the district. The Shire is committed to balancing bushfire mitigation and environmental sensitivities.

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Annual Bushfire Mitigation Program

Every reserve has a comprehensive assessment including a DFES bushfire risk assessment, and an environmental and cultural significance assessment.

Mitigation works are then approved and funded through the State Government’s Mitigation Activities Fund (MAF).

We engage with local contractors, fire brigades, and environmental groups to complete works which reduce bushfire severity and maintain safe access for fire fighting vehicles. Methods may include:

  • Mulching
  • Ploughing
  • Hand Weeding
  • Prescribed Burning
  • Pruning
  • Cultural Burning
  • Drainage Construction
  • Slashing
  • Access Road Construction

2023-24 Locations     

This year’s Mitigation Activities Fund (MAF) program will take place in the following areas between October 2023 and April 2024 as listed below.

During this period, you may notice activity at a Shire reserve near your property.

The program is regularly updated and based on up-to-date risk assessment and will change annually.

Anning Road/Crowea Road Reserve

Braidwood Elbow to Inlet Drive

Campbell Road

Denmark Tip Shop, East River Rd

Fifth Avenue, Peaceful Bay

Hazelvale Fire Shed

Hazelvale Road – Dingo Flat Road

Heritage Trail: Various Areas

Honeymyrtle Court Reserve

Jarrah Close

Lapko Road

Lights Road Drainage Reserve

Maraveen Place

Mount Hallowell: Various Areas

Mt Shadforth Rd to Cherax Lane

Ocean Beach Rd to Bibbulmun Trk

Parker Road – Greatorex Rd

Peace St, Jasper Pl, Mairet Rise Res

Poddyshot Place, Ocean Beach

Privett Road to Byleveld

Settlers Boundary Road

Shaw Road, Nornalup

Station Road Heritage Trail Res

Styx River Road

Turner Road Shadforth Fire Shed

Weedon Hill - top

William Bay Fire Shed Reserve

More Information

Please note that other agencies including DFES will also conduct mitigation activities over this period on other reserves.

These works are funded by several sources including:

  • Mitigation Activities Fund
  • The Department of Fire and Emergency Services UCL/UMR program
  • Shire' of Denmark Strategic Fire Management Budget

Works in these programs are driven by the:

  • Bushfire Risk Management Plan
  • Bushfire Resilience in the Great Southern Program
  • State Planning Policy for Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
  • The Shire of Denmark Planning Policy and Subdivision Guide Plans

View or download the Bushfire Mitigation Terminology & Standards

Building Bushfire Resilience in the Great Southern (BRIGS Presentations) 

Weedon Hill Presentation

Ocean Beach Presentation

Peaceful Bay Presentation


Should you have any queries related to the Shire’s annual MAF program, please contact Shire of Denmark Bushfire Risk Mitigation Coordinator Vic Holloway on victoria.holloway@denmark.wa.gov.au or 0492 170 500.