The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has processed 131 Authority to Act forms for residents from the City of Swan (119) and the Shire of Mundaring (12) as part of the Wooroloo Bushfire Coordinated Residential Clean-up Program.
Environmental contractor, GHD has been appointed to manage the site planning meetings and environmental testing processes. GHD has started contacting residents who have lodged Authority to Act forms to arrange meetings as soon as possible.
The site clean-up planning meetings started today (23 March). Each impacted resident meets with the contractor to go through the details of the program as it will apply to their impacted property.
Sites with asbestos are being prioritised to remove this potential hazard from the community and a hotline for impacted residents to enquire about clean-up timelines specific to their site will be established shortly.
Contracts for demolition and debris removal are being finalised and will be announced shortly.
The State Government is working with the Insurance Council of Australia and its members to ensure the clean-up program helps to maximise the insurance benefits available for residents with insurance. Refer to the Insurance Council of Australia - Clean-up factsheet (PDF) which provides information for insurance policy holders.
The coordinated residential clean-up program assists residents whose homes and property were destroyed or damaged by the bushfire and is jointly funded by the Commonwealth-State governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
For more information about the Wooroloo Coordinated Residential Clean Up Program visit wa.gov.au/wooroloobushfirecleanup.