Chittering Bush Fire Advisory Committee

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Meeting Dates for 2024

The Chittering Bush Fire Advisory Committee meetings commence at 7pm and are typically held in the Council Chambers, 6177 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon.

Tuesday 26 March
Tuesday 11 June
Tuesday 8 October


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

Cr Carmel Ross

Cr David Dewar

Chief Executive Officer
Melinda Prinsloo

Community Emergency Services Manager &
Chief Bush Fire Control Officer

Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officers

Muchea Brigade
Shelly Pannell

Muchea Brigade
James Marotta

Lower Chittering Brigade
Jeremy Tennant

Lower Chittering Brigade
Graham Furlong

Upper Chittering Brigade
Aaron Cover

Upper Chittering Brigade
Will Lee

Bindoon Brigade
Neil Harvey

Bindoon Brigade
Dennis Badcock

Wannamal Brigade 
Clayton Smith

Wannamal Brigade
Daniel Smith

Chittering Incident Support Brigade 
Paul Groves

Chittering Incident Support Brigade
Ian Wright

Meetings shall be open to the public and are not required to have questions from the public as there are no Council delegations.

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