Public meetings on ACT bushfire plan

CANBERRANS have been invited to have their say on the bushfire management plan for the ACT.

Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane says the upcoming review of the Territory’s bushfire management plan would focus on raising awareness among residents of the bush capital about the risk of living where city meets bush.

There will be six public meetings held to discuss the plan, all 6.30-8.30pm at these locations:

  • Tuesday 25 March, 2014 – Tharwa Hall
  • Thursday 27 March, 2014 – Gold Creek Station, Hall
  • Tuesday 1 April, 2014 – ACT Rural Fire Service Rivers Brigade Shed, Weston Creek
  • Thursday 3 April, 2014 – ACT Rural Fire Service Jerrabomberra Brigade Shed, Symonston
  • Tuesday 8 April, 2014 – Southern Cross Club, Jamison
  • Thursday 10 April, 2014 – Burns Club, Kambah

“The meetings have been deliberately designed to encourage the audience to participate and engage in this important review of the Plan,” Mr Lane says.

“As well as addressing the higher bushfire risk areas in the urban environment, the review of the Strategic Bushfire Management Plan is also looking at future hazard reduction burning programs, how climate change is affecting the landscape and the vegetation management of residential gardens.”

Commissioner Lane said that since the review began last month, the ESA had been consulting some members of the public through its Facebook page.

More information at esa.act.gov.au

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