A community forum and workshop was held on 17 August 2016. The State Government's Recovery team attended to provide updates on the clean-up program, the outcomes of the community consultation and to present the future options for Yarloop. A copy of Dr Ken Michael's presentation is below. The community meeting was followed by a workshop run by the Shire of Harvey that encouraged the community to share ideas and ask questions about the options presented. The key suggestions were then prioritised by the community in an affinity diagram exercise.
State Recovery Team Presentation - 17 August 2016
Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessments for planning or building permits
Bushfire Safety Consulting has been engaged by the State Government to prepare a BAL Contour Map of residential properties within the gazetted town site boundary of Yarloop. When the work is complete, the assessment will be available through the Shire of Harvey at no cost for residents seeking to rebuild. This means landowners do not need to organise an individual BAL assessment for their property unless they wish to. For more information, contact Shire of Harvey's Principal Building Surveyor on 9729 0330.
The State Government has arranged to re-peg the boundaries of fire damaged residential properties in Yarloop, and surrounding areas in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona, where boundary fencing and pegs have been destroyed by the fire or clean-up operations and boundaries are no longer defined.
Rene Baur will call on the services as needed. Inspections will identify which properties require the service. If you have any queries, please call Drew at the Yarloop office on 0427 995 006.
Water Corporation will not charge to reconnect water services for original owners rebuilding in Yarloop.
The State Government is providing a $700,000 grant to extend the Buller Road tip to allow for the disposal of commercial fire waste.
The Department of Regional Development has offered an additional $50,000 for the Yarloop Community Resource Centre
The Department of Education will decide on the reopening of the school and its composition based on enrolments.
Western Australia Police propose to reoccupy the police station after remediation works are complete.