Northcliffe and Walpole Bushfires Recovery and Info Updated 3pm 20 March 2015
This page and following links provide residents and visitors with current information on the bushfire and recovery. The Shire is proud of the fire fighters, volunteers and logistical support who have successfully protected assets and property and led to the current recovery activities. The bushfire is one of the largest to affect the south west of WA and burnt an area of 98,000ha and had a perimeter of over 300km.
NORTHCLIFFE AND WINDY HARBOUR
On 7 February residents were able to return to the Northcliffe Township. Windy Harbour Road reopened on 10 February 2015, along with most roads to the south.
While the Walpole fire did not involve evacuations it has caused significant communication, access and bussiness impacts.
The South Western Highway was reopened through to Walpole on 20 February.
The Red Cross is offer Psychological First Training
Psychological First Aid training helps strengthen your skills in providing emotional and practical support to people who have been affected by a disaster or emergency. Red Cross Emergency Services is offering FREE training for people working with Northcliffe residents which promotes safety, calming, self efficacy, hope and connectedness.
For details please click here.
The Red Cross is holding a Community Recovery Workshop in Northcliffe at the Family and Community Centre on Tuesday 24 March. For further information please click here.
BIBBULMUN TRACK AND MUNDA BIDDI TRAIL
Pemberton – Northcliffe, including Warren and Schaeffer Campsites has been reopened.
Mandalay Beach – Walpole, including Long Point and Mt Clare Campsites has been reopened.
Northcliffe – Mandalay Beach remains closed and is UNSAFE for walkers.
Updated track conditions are available at www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au.
Munda Biddi Trail:
Manjimup – Northcliffe has been reopened.
Beardmore Road – Walpole has been reopened.
Northcliffe – Beardmore Road remains closed and is UNSAFE for riders.
Updated trail conditions are available at www.mundabiddi.org.au.
Information is grouped as follows:
- How to get Support and find Information
- Road Access
- Utilities (Power, Telephone, Water)
- Donations and Volunteer Assistance
- Regional Parks and Recreation
- Key Contacts
To contact the Shire on the bushfire and recovery please telephone (08) 9771 7777.
Celebrating our Diversity
The Shire of Manjimup is made up of four main towns being Manjimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe and Walpole. This website provides information and resources for our local community and businesses.
Visitors to the Southern Forests region may also find useful information on this website, but also at Southern Forests website.
Click here to view a five minute clip that featured on channel 9's Destination WA which showcases just a few of the many experiences available in the Shire of Manjimup.