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.

Phase 2: Results

A summary of what we heard during phase two of our engagement, which sought feedback on strategy options is now available. You can also download or read the full Gippsland Stage Two Strategy Options Report in our Document Library.

This infographic outlines what we heard through the phase two Engage Victoria survey.

This summary outlines what we heard through the phase two Engage Victoria survey.

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.

Gippsland Phase 1 Engagement Summary Infographic