Record of Investigation into Death (2007 Boorabin fires) (WA)
A.N. Hope, State Coroner

Recommendations for this Inquiry

INQ-ref REC-UID CODE SubCode SrcNUM Recommendation
INQ171 REC171-0066 C - Response 8 - Communications and warnings

That arrangements be put in place for signage to be retained at Norseman and available at short notice to enable motorists to be warned of potential problems existing on the Great Eastern Highway west of Coolgardie.

INQ171 REC171-0067 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams

That to the extent it has not already done so, DEC take action to ensure that in future cases relevant weather forecast information, particularly information as to significant wind changes, is promptly transmitted through the Incident Management Team and made available to persons with field opera

INQ171 REC171-0068 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform

That if the Bushfires Amendment Bill 2009 is to be enacted, procedures be put in place which would ensure that in the event of an escalating fire, FESA would receive sufficient information to make an informed judgment as to whether or not to take control of all operations.

INQ171 REC171-0069 F - Research and technology 17 - Assets and technology

That in any consideration being given to the allocation of responsibility for control of operations in respect of major fires, consideration be given to the availability of technology and other resources, particularly when particular skills are required to make best use of such technology or reso

INQ171 REC171-0070 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform

That a review be conducted of DEC’s ability to manage major fires and consideration be given to increased direct involvement by FESA in fire management role in the case of major fires on reserves or on unallocated Crown lands.