Review: emergency, fire services in WA

The Western Australian government is reviewing its emergency services, calling for feedback on a concept paper for further reform.

Western Australians are being asked to have their say on the state of fire and emergency services.

The review of the Emergency Services Acts Concept Paper was released on April 16, with public consultation running until July 31. According to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services:

“The Concept Paper has been drafted based on the extensive consultation that has been undertaken. During the first stage of consultation, the Review Team met with over 450 people as part of information sessions across Western Australia. The Project Team also hosted 11 expert panel meetings between August and November 2013, with representatives of local governments, state government agencies, volunteers and the private sector.

“The Concept Paper explores various options that have been considered in relation to identified issues. It will also identify preferred options and provide another opportunity for stakeholders to supply feedback, adding rigour to the development of the future legislation.”

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