Chittering Bush Fire Advisory Committee


Our vision is for the Shire of Chittering to have an efficient and responsive fire service as a committee to educate and inform the community of the dangers of fire.


To make recommendations and advise Council on all matters relating to the Bush Fires Act 1954, section 67(1).

To liaise with other emergency organisations and relevant bodies with regard to Fire and Emergency Management within the Shire of Chittering.

The Committee will advise the local government all matters relating to:

  • preventing, controlling and extinguishing of bush fires
  • the planning of the layout of fire breaks in the district
  • prosecutions for breaches of the Bush Fires Act 1954
  • the formation of bush fire brigades and the grouping thereof under group brigade officers
  • the ensuring of cooperation and coordination of bush fire brigades in their efforts and activities
  • any other matter relating to bush fire control whether of the same kind, as, or a different kind from, those specified.


Member Deputy

Community Emergency Services Manager/Chief Bush Fire Control Officer
Dave Carroll


Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (Southern Region)
Dave Wilson


Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (Northern Region)
Greg Cocking


Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (Central Region)
Phil Humphry


Muchea Brigade representative
Peter Hall

Muchea Brigade representative
Arthur Blewitt

Lower Chittering Brigade representative
Jeff Reeves

Lower Chittering Brigade representative
Max Brown

Upper Chittering Brigade representative
Gordon Carter

Upper Chittering Brigade representative
David Wilson

Bindoon Brigade representative
Matthew Whelan

Bindoon Brigade representative
Peter Watterston

Wannamal Brigade representative
Kim Haeusler

Wannamal Brigade representative
Richard Rose

Incident Support Brigade representative
Paul Groves

Incident Support Brigade representative
Sam Murray Whelan

Cr Peter Osborn Cr Carmel Ross

Chief Executive Officer
Alan Sheridan



Next meeting

The Chittering Bushfire Advisory Committee Meetings commence at 7pm and are held in the Council Chambers, 6177 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon.

The dates for the Chittering Bushfire Advisory Committee Meetings for 2018 are as follows:

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, 13 March
Tuesday, 12 June - now to be held 10 July 2018 TBA TBA
Tuesday, 9 October TBA TBA

Members of the general public are welcome to attend.