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Melanie Haymont

Ms Melanie Haymont

Shire of Denmark, Shire of Plantagenet and City of Albany

Over the last five years Melanie Haymont has been the Bushfire Risk Planning coordinator for six Local Governments in the Great Southern of Western Australia. Melanie works on the Western Australian State Government funded Bushfire Risk Management program, which provides assistance for Local Governments deemed to be at high risk from bushfire impacts. 

Melanie, engages with a broad range of stakeholders, using emerging technologies, innovative techniques and the latest standards to examine bushfire risk and present findings in easily consumable products enabling greater buy in and risk acceptance, to realise the power that comes from “Shared responsibility” 

In her spare time Melanie regularly tackles the Great Southern oceans for a fix of open water swimming, Volunteers with local Bushfire brigades, plays Soccer and is a Mum to two handsome strapping teenage boys.