Council in Bushfire Centre of Excellence bid
City of Kwinana council has endorsed a proposal for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Bushfire Centre of Excellence to be located in Kwinana.
Mayor Carol Adams said the item had been brought to council on October 24 that requested it endorse the submission.
Council minutes reveal the item, which was discussed behind closed doors, received unanimous support with the added authority for the mayor and chief executive to advocate the proposal to relevant stakeholders.
In April the State Government announced plans for a Bushfire Centre of Excellence to be established for firefighting training, research and development in WA.
“Department of Fire and Emergency Services outlined that the location can be within the Perth metropolitan area but must have an existing or ongoing ruralurban interface,” Mrs Adams said.