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Get involved - Victoria is reforming how we prepare for and manage bushfires

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The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in collaboration with CFA and other fire agencies are asking the Victorian community to get involved in helping to plan the future of bushfire management.

Get involved - Victoria is reforming how we prepare for and manage bushfires

The 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfire saw over 1.5 million hectares of Victoria burnt, resulting in the tragic loss of life, devastating impacts to homes, property and livelihoods and the environment on a scale seldom seen in Victoria.

In the Victorian Government response to recommendations made in the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s (IGEM) Inquiry into the 2019-2020 Victorian fire season phase 1 report and the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) Reducing Bushfire Risks audit, the government accepted that land and fire agencies need to improve how they communicate and engage with communities and stakeholders about living with bushfire risk.

We are working across government, agencies, non-government organisations and with communities to deliver reforms that will continue to improve the way we prepare for and manage bushfires.

Find out how you can participate at the Delivering Bushfire Reform engagement page on Engage Victoria.