Who is running this project?

    The City of Kalamunda, supported by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

    Why do you want my feedback?

    Your feedback will assist us to identify key areas and information that is needed to support the community of the City of Kalamunda to better prepare for natural hazards.

    What is the purpose of this consultation?

    The City of Kalamunda aims to prepare and protect its community through the Preparing for Storms Community Engagement strategy, to educate and empower community members to confidently prepare, safely respond and recover from the impact of storms

    Why is preparing for storms important to this community?

    Storms strike every season and often surprise the community with the level of intensity resulting in damage to housing and infrastructure, causing loss of power and services. They can strike with little warning and on average, result in higher damage and destruction than bushfires, floods, cyclones and earthquakes. Not only do storms pose a risk to homes, business continuity and property, but also to people, animals and the environment. Storms can result in localised flooding, lightning strikes can result in bushfire, hail can damage property, fallen trees and power-lines can cause injury and death. If we prepare our families and properties from the impact of storm we can reduce the overall impact these events have on our community.

    How can I provide feedback?

    The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to provide feedback.

    Online: http://engagekalamunda.engagementhq.com/

    Hard copies are available at the City of Kalamunda Office, and at any of our libraries.

    Post to: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926

    Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

    The public comment period closes on 14 May 2018

    What will happen next?

    The City of Kalamunda will review the information gained through the consultation to ensure information and support is provided to raise awareness of risks associated with storms in the most effective way, to improve levels of preparedness and to keep our community safe this storm season.

    Where can I get more information?

    For more information contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999.

    Attend one of our two information nights:

    Kalamunda Collaborative Community night

    Date: 7 June 2018 at Location: Kalamunda Agricultural Hall

    Doors Open: 6:00pm for 6:15pm Start

    Foothills Community Collaborative night

    Date: 12 June 2018 at Location: Woodlupine Community Centre

    Doors Open: 6:00pm for 6:15pm Start

    We will also keep you informed through website updates, by telephone or face to face conversations, if that is your preferred method of communication.

    For additional Storm safety information:

    • Department of Fire and Emergency Services & State Emergency Services

    • Emergency WA

    • Bureau of Meteorology