Safer Forests, Safer Homes – Living with Bushfires in Mallacoota
This is a document published in 2022 that provides a detailed overview of fuel management in forests together with making homes safer from bushfire risk. It was prodcued by the Mallacoota Bushfire Fuel Management Working Group. The Mallacoota Bushfire Fuel Management Working Group (the Working Group) was initially convened in 2019 as Mallacoota Township Bushfire Fuel Management. In May 2020, after the Black Summer fires, Mallacoota and District Recovery Association (MADRA) was formed, and we were formally accepted as a working group under MADRA. The group consists of active representation from the local community, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFM Vic), Parks Victoria, Country Fire Authority (CFA), East Gippsland Shire Council and Bushfire Recovery Victoria. It has met regularly since 2019.
It has many links to other useful documents and is a great example of a Community Led Recovery Committee working with government departments and agencies with regard to preparedness for disasters.