Limestone Capping Works - Woodridge

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 4:31:38 PM

Work to limestone-cap part of the firebreak on the southern boundary of Woodridge has commenced. This involves capping a 6m wide section of the existing firebreak, with passing points every 200m to allow firefighting appliances to safely pass each other in the event of a fire.

Limestone capping of the firebreak is seen as a strategic initiative to protect the Woodridge Community in the event of a fire approaching from the south. This work will also provide a secondary means of a ‘guided’ exit under direction of emergency services should King Drive be cut off by a fire from the north/north-east.

Work has been timed to coincide with winter rains to minimise any dust near neighbouring properties during construction, and is expected to take between 6-8 weeks with no work occurring on weekends.

Access gates are also being installed.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

This work is funded by the DFES ‘Mitigation Activity Fund’ and the Shire of Gingin.

If you have any questions please contact the Shire’s Bushfire Mitigation Coordinator at

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