Bushfire Mitigation Strategy
The strategy helps support Council’s commitment to adopt a best practice approach to emergency and bushfire management. Significant public consultation has seen the establishment of four strategy priorities and four operating principles.
|Reduce the number and impact of bushfire incidents
||Protection of human life
|Creating a community focused approach to bushfire
||Balancing bushfire risk mitigation with environemtn protection
|Creating a coordinated approach between key agencies and the communities of Nillumbik
||Shared responsibility, shared obligation and strong community connection
|Ensuring strong advocacy
||Reducing, managing and modifying fuels
The strategy guides the next steps in minimising the threat and impacts of bushfire in an area with significant bushfire history. It aims to achieve consistent and effective bushfire risk mitigation planning and practices through community engagement and a commitment to agency collaboration.
This includes knowledge-sharing, and an increase in proactive bushfire related learning and behaviour change.
The strategy will emphasise that bushfire mitigation is a shared responsibility and shared obligation between Council, the community, businesses, agencies, nongovernment organisations, and other levels of government.
The strategy and its supporting actions are based upon a common understanding of bushfire risk across the landscape and determine appropriate management strategies and actions to reduce the risk.