The Wooroloo/Gidgegannup Bushfire fire started in the Wooroloo area north east of Perth. It damaged approximately 320 properties and destroyed at least 86 dwellings, burning approximately 10,500ha of land with a fire perimeter of 136km.
DRA established Operation Woods as its first disaster response in Western Australia, with operations running between February 27th to April 24th 2021. During this time 129 work orders were created and 103 closed, leaving 26 remaining tasks not yet completed.
On completion of Op Woods, the remaining work orders were provided to the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring Bushfire Recovery groups. This service project was able to complete the remaining work orders over a period of eight weeks including sifting, chainsaw work, and supporting the Minderoo Recovery Pod placement.
DRA’s WA Disaster Relief Team assisted communities in the Perth Hills area following devastating bushfires in 2021.