news - january 2013

Progress Association · Newsletter January 2013

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Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter January 2013

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Fire Brigades · Fire Danger Ratings

Fire Danger Ratings – Confused?

Confused by what seem to be inconsistent Fire Danger Ratings? A really hot day with 40 deg plus but only a "High" fire danger, but a 35 deg day with a "Very High" or greater Fire Danger Rating.

It is important that your “Bushfire Survival Plan” takes the Fire Danger Rating into account. What is a reasonable plan on some days may be totally inappropriate and dangerous on other days.

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Fire Brigades · Fireban message not getting through

It seems that the message regarding fire bans is not getting through!

It also seems that common sense is becoming far less common!

On 26th Dec there were 2 fires in the City of Swan believed to have been started by vehicles. The first was in Reserve Rd. Approximately 5 ha burnt, believed to have been started by a motorbike: "But we were only riding on the driveway!" Prompt action by brigades prevented this becoming a very large and serious fire. The residents were unaware that a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban was in force. This ignorance is very widespread in Gidge despite numerous Gidgegram articles, annual City notices, website postings, etc.

The second was in Upper Swan believed to have been started by a car exhaust in grass.

There was also one during the evening in Chidlow caused when residents did "burnouts" in paddocks.

PLEASE make sure your neighbours and friends in Gidge are aware that both DFES and City of Swan issue bans. The wider this message is spread, the less likely you will suffer the consequences of a bushfire as a result of non-compliance.

Details of Total Fire Bans can be found at the DFES (FESA) website or on 1800 709 355. Details of Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans can be found by ringing the City of Swan fire info line 9267 9326. Also advised on ABC 720 AM at 10:05, 13:05, 14:05.

For general information check the Gidgegannup Fire Brigades newsletters, the DFES (FESA) website and the City of Swan website.

DO NOT rely on the City of Swan website to advise if it has a ban currently in force, you need to ring 9267 9326.

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Experience Gidgegannup · Picnic by the Lake

This year this popular event will be held at Lake Josephine and our thanks to Ken and Vicki Kuehlmann for their hospitality. Date for the event will be Sunday, 24th March, 2013.

Make your bookings early on 9574 7065 or by email.

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Experience Gidgegannup · Small Farm Field Day

The next "Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day" will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday 26 May 2013. A great day full of information and fun for everyone. Come along and enjoy the day in the fabulous setting of Gidgegannup just 15 minutes from Midland.

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Exhibitor application form now available. To download please follow the link below.

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City of Swan · Harvest and Movement Ban

Please see details attached of a Harvest, Vehicle Movement, engine and hot works ban which has been imposed by City of Swan from 11:00 hrs Fri 25th Jan 2013 to 18:00 hrs Mon 28th Jan 2013.

This ban has been imposed in response to forecast hot and windy conditions.

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Planning WA · State Planning Strategy

On 19 December 2012, the Minister for Planning, the Hon John Day MLA, launched the draft State Planning Strategy for public consultation until 29 March 2013.

Prepared by the Department of Planning, under the guidance of the Western Australian Planning Commission, this Strategy presents a vision for Western Australia to 2050 and beyond based on a framework of planning principles, strategic goals and State strategic directions.

The Strategy is the Government’s proposed response to the opportunities and challenges Western Australia is likely to face in the future.

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Planning WA · Gidgegannup Urban Precinct

Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment 1239/41 Gidgegannup Urban Precinct - Amendment Report

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) intends to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the local government of Swan and is seeking public comment.

The amendment seeks to transfer approximately 296.36 ha of land from the rural zone to the urban deferred zone.

Submissions must be lodged with the: Secretary, Western Australian Planning Commission, Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001; on or before 5 pm Friday 22 March 2013.

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