Fire warnings upgraded

Volunteers Adam Mullaney and Renny Gosatti, Mayor Tracey Roberts and chief bushfire control officer Phil Hay.
Volunteers Adam Mullaney and Renny Gosatti, Mayor Tracey Roberts and chief bushfire control officer Phil Hay.

They will be installed at the corner of Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive and on Gnangara Road in Landsdale with the intention of replacing all eight signs around the city.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the solar-powered signs would provide fast, reliable and accurate information to motorists and residents during fire emergencies.

‘Fire danger rating signs are a critical factor for the community when making potentially life saving decisions during bushfire, so it’s vital we make this information highly accessible,’ Mrs Roberts said.

The Victorian Fire Services Commissioner and Country Fire Authority recommended the technology. More than 50 signs are used in that state.

The signs can be updated remotely by the city or by volunteer bush fire brigades.

The city received $25,000 from the State Government’s AWARE program to fund the $13,000 signs.