Bushfires in Gippsland pose a real threat to lives, homes, jobs, and the environment.
Managing bushfire risk is an ongoing and shared responsibility - a partnership in which everyone has a role.
Safer Together is the Victorian government’s approach to reducing bushfire risk. In Gippsland all local governments, the CFA, Parks Victoria, EMV and DELWP are working together and with communities to develop a strategic fuel management strategy that will guide bushfire management on both public and private land into the future.
The Strategic Bushfire Management Planning (SBMP) process involves designing new strategies for bushfire management in Gippsland. By September 2019, a strategy will be produced with the following components:
- Public land fuel management strategy, including fire management zoning
- Priority fuel management areas on both private and public land
- Pilot strategies for bushfire prevention and suppression
- Risk-based prioritisation tools for use by staff from government agencies.
The following survey contains detailed information, and asks you to consider some complex scenarios. We recommend you read the background fact sheet (PDF 6.3MB) before commencing the survey. Please allow up to 60 minutes to carefully consider the questions and provide your feedback. This webpage will timeout after a two-hour period and any progress will be lost.
Phase 2: Strategy Options
Part 1: Public land fuel management strategy
If you have not yet read the background information document (PDF 6.3MB) we recommend you do so to be fully informed about each strategy option.
What are the alternative fuel management strategies?
In this survey, there are four strategies to review. However, please note that all four are still ‘working drafts’ and refining a preferred strategy will require more detailed review and comment.
Your assessment of these four strategies will help us understand how the public views the underlying trade-off decisions. Importantly, this public survey is not simply “voting for the winner”; the most popular option will not necessarily be implemented because: (i) survey respondents do not represent a random sample of Gippslanders, and (ii) it is not possible to communicate the full complexity of this decision in an online survey.
Four alternative strategies
Click on the arrows in the slider below to move to the next strategy.
You can also click here to view all four strategy maps side-by-side in a new window.
In the table
below, the performance of each alternative strategy against the objectives is represented by
stars. Star ratings consider both the raw data and the importance of
each score, and are scaled so that there is sufficient variation in ratings to
represent the underlying trade-offs. A five-star rating defines the top of the
scale, but does not mean perfect or ideal performance.
Privacy Collection Notice
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.
This Privacy Collection Statement relates to all submissions collected in relation to the strategic bushfire management planning process being conducted across Victoria. Agencies involved in fire management across Victoria have been charged with undertaking a strategic planning process to guide bushfire management actions on public and private land into the future. The agencies involved in this process are Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), CFA, Local Government and Parks Victoria.
The information you provide will be made available to the Strategic Bushfire Management Planning Teams involved in the planning process, including representatives from FFMVic, CFA, Local Government and Parks Victoria.
This consultation is intended to give the community an opportunity to be involved in the strategic bushfire management planning process by providing information that informs the development of bushfire management strategies across Victoria. The consultation will be conducted in three phases:
- Phase 1: Strategic planning objectives
- Phase 2: Fire management strategies and actions
- Phase 3: Feedback on final results of planning process
If you freely and voluntarily provide any sensitive information under the Act in your submission DELWP will consider that provision to be consent to collect the information and will then protect it under the Information Privacy Principles in the Act. Sensitive information is information relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association or trade association/union, religious or philosophical beliefs or affiliations, sexual preference or criminal record.
You have the right to access and correct your personal information about you that is held by DELWP. Requests for access should be sent to the Manager Privacy, P.O. Box 500 East Melbourne 3002.
Phase 1: Results
Below is a snapshot of what we heard during Phase 1 of our engagement, which sought feedback on values and objectives. You can also read or download the Gippsland Phase 1 Engagement Summary or the full Gippsland SBMP Survey #1 Report - Community Views, which are both available in the Document Library.