Craig Lapsley succeeded in getting formal safety standards for fire bunkers implemented in Victoria over a decade ago. In NSW the RFS remain ‘dead against them’ according to this informative Sydney Morning Herald article.
Maintaing the integrity of our telecommunications infrastructure during bushfires is critical. It is therefore encouraging to see the telecommunications industry working together to document their experiences during this summers fires and present their findings to the Royal Commission.
The Royal Commission is up and running and you can find a link to the Opening and the complete transcrpt in this post.
We also review an excellent Sydney Mormning Herald article which quotes VFFA President Mick Holton.
The Hawkesbury Gazette published a very good report on the presentation to the Kurrajong Heights Community made by VFFA Vice President Brian Williams and his brigade. The story contains links to the Gazette article and the Report to the Community
THe ABC have done a great job with their Australian Story on Victor Steffensen and Aboriginal Burning called “Fighting Fire wiith Fire”.
By following Victor’s teachings we have the potential to properly restore our bushland. The elimination of mega fires is a most welcome by-product.
Captain Matthew Gray and his team from the Kangaroo Valley Community Busshfire Committee have completed a comprehensive submission to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry.
Kangaroo Valley look to be leading the way in proper community consultation and the submission really highlights the benefits that can be achieved. It also shows the importance of devolving responsibility to a local level and involving all government agencies in the solution.