Community lead support for Wooroloo

Who we are.

We aim to be community led and supported and therefore a Wooroloo Community Team (WCT) was registered under the RAC Town Team Movement initiative.

In partnership with the Wooroloo Community Team, Parky Care is supporting a range of initiatives aimed at building community resilience following the February 2021 and January 2022 bushfires. The primary focus, in conjunction with the Shire of Mundaring, City of Swan and Australian Resilience Corps is the implementation of best practice bushfire preparedness.

Project Details

The Wooroloo Community Team (WCT)

  • Vanessa van der Swaagh Community Member
  • Sarah Mencshelyi Community Member
  • Rowan du Boulay Project Coordinator, Parky Care
  • Bruce Watkins Director, Parky Care

Our Project Initiatives

  • Idea Planned
    • • Champion of the idea takes the lead in design and works with WCT to get things done
  • WCT Helps Champion
    • • WCT help look for funding
    • • WCT help with insurance
    • • WCT help link supports
  • Idea Actioned
    • • Champion runs the event
    • • WCT help with any reporting and follow up required

How we work

  • A community member (The Champion) identifies an idea
  • The champion of the idea takes the lead in the design and works with WCT to make things happen
  • WCT helps the champion to source funding, provide insurance cover (through our partner Parky Care) and tap into volunteer support

What we do

The project focuses on a range of bushfire preparedness initiatives on both public reserves and private land.

  • Public Land

    Wooroloo is surrounded by significant tracts of public reserve, including the Heritage Trail or Kep Track, Needham Reserve and Bailup Park Reserve, the latter two managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

    Friends of the Heritage Trail Reserve

    Parky Care coordinates a Friends of Heritage Trail Reserve along the six Kilometre stretch of reserve running along the southern edge of the township from Old Northern Road in the west to Allen Street in the east. If you would like to join the Friends of Heritage Trail Reserve group, click the Volunteer Now button below and sign up.

    Roadside Verge Fuel Reduction

    The WCT has instigated a trial in conjunction with the Shire of Mundaring to allow groups of residents to collectively reduce verge fuel loads in a safe and controlled manner using a combination of planned burns and non-burn treatments, such as slashing and herbicide applications.

    If you would like to participate in such a trial, get in contact with the WCT using the form at the bottom of the page.

  • Private Land - Let’s Get Ready Together

    A WCT project led by Wooroloo Bush Fire Brigade Captain, Lesley Lynam, this initiative provides an instructional workshop with supporting DFES information booklets for residents on how to best prepare their properties for the bushfire season.

  • Australian Resilience Corp Muster

    The WCT and Parky Care have partnered with the Australian Resilience Corps (www.resiliencecorps.org.au/our-volunteer-partners) to harness the skills and passion of corporate volunteers from across Perth. Working with and through the ARC’s existing volunteer partners, their aim is to create a culture focused on building resilience. By bringing together corporates, volunteer partners and community members, the WCT and ARC will be able to reduce the impact of bushfire disasters right across Wooroloo.

Get involved

Get Involved

The WCT relies heavily on volunteers from across the community. Sign up to
volunteer here.

Volunteer Now

Contact Us

Call the Wooroloo Community Team on 0412 222 256 or leave a message below

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