Current Proposed Local Laws 

Local Government Act 1995

Bush Fires Act 1954

Shire of Waroona

Proposed Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2024


The Shire of Waroona proposes to make a local law relating to Bush Fire Brigade related matters.. 

The purpose of this Local Law generally is to establish and maintain bush fire brigades and enable the bush fire brigades to carry out normal brigade activities under the Bush Fires Act 1954, its Regulations and the Waroona Bush Fire Brigades Local Law.

The effect of the proposed Shire of Waroona Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2024 is to:

  1. equip each bush fire brigade so established with appliances, equipment and apparatus;
  2. provide for the appointment or election of a captain, a first lieutenant, a second lieutenant, and such additional lieutenants as may be necessary as officers of the bush fire brigade and prescribe their respective duties;
  3. provide for the appointment, employment, payment, dismissal and duties of bush fire control officers;
  4. provide for the organisation, establishment, maintenance and equipment with appliances and apparatus of bush fire brigades to be established and maintained by the local government; and
  5. provide for any other matters affecting the exercise of any powers or authorities conferred and the performance of any duties imposed upon the local government by the Bush Fires Act 1954;

            A copy of the proposed local law may be inspected at or obtained from the Shire’s office at 52 Hesse Street, Waroona, between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday. To obtain an electronic version, click here

            Submissions about the proposed local law may be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Waroona, PO Box 20, Waroona WA 6215 by 4pm on Friday 5 July 2024.


            MARK GOODLET