Overview

Bushfire management strategies for the Grampians Region are being reviewed. This process will help determine where risk reduction activities such as planned burning take place. Planning and managing the risk of bushfire in the Grampians region is an ongoing and shared responsibility. The goal is to design a long-term plan that reflects what communities value and want to protect in their towns and favourite places.

In Phase one you asked us to focus on protecting people’s lives from bushfire. You also told us that you valued major infrastructure, plants and animals and water supply facilities. We have used this to develop alternative fuel management strategies and we invite your feedback on those below.

Planning for the West Wimmera area is being considered as part of the Barwon South West region plan.
To comment on this area please visit the Barwon South West region page.

Phase 2: Strategy Options

Click on the arrows in the slider below to move through the options.

Description of table. Estimated Summary of Performance Table (this is a guide only) Strategy one Key points about this strategy: Areas of planned burning focused on township risk reduction. Limited planned burning outside of high frequency burning areas.
  1. Strategy 1 #
  2. Strategy 2 #
  3. Strategy 3 #
  4. Strategy 4 #
Q3. Please tick the one statement that best represents your reaction to the strategy options
I like this strategy option
I can accept this strategy option
I dislike this strategy option
Strategy 1
Strategy 2
Strategy 3
Strategy 4

There are no changes to areas of high frequency burning proposed in the Grampians and Little Desert National Parks. This is due to our understanding of the risk to priority assets in these parks not changing. However, in parts of the landscape outside of the high frequency burning areas additional planning is being undertaken. This planning aims to manage the landscape for similar objectives but how we prioritise the objectives can change. This is because risk reduction objectives may be being achieved through planned burning in the high frequency burning areas.

  1. Reducing the risk to people and homes #
  2. Reducing the risk to critical infrastructure #
  3. Reducing the risk from bushfire to the economy (e.g. visitor sites at Grampians NP) #
  4. Reducing the risk to Aboriginal cultural heritage #
  5. Reducing the risk to historic buildings #
  6. Reducing the impact of bushfires on threatened flora and fauna #
  7. Reduce the impact of bushfires on all plants and animals #
  8. Reduce the impact of planned burning on threatened plants and animals (e.g. planned burning to achieve other objectives may have a negative effect on threatened species) #
  9. Reduce the impact of planned burning on all plants and animals (e.g. planned burning to achieve other objectives may have a negative effect on plants and animals) #
  10. Use planned burning to have a positive long-term influence on animal habitats #
  11. Use planned burning to have a positive long-term influence on the number and distribution of plants #

This section of the survey will focus on bushfire fuel management on private land.

Bushfire fuels include anything that can burn in a bushfire, such as dried grass, shrubs, branches, sticks, bark and leaf litter. Bushfire fuel management can include activities such as slashing, burning, physical removal and mulching.

Your feedback will inform the direction of bushfire management approaches on private land and how fire agencies and land managers can better partner with community to reduce bushfire risk. It is very important to note that under the CFA Act, nothing can occur on your property without your informed consent.

Q5. What activities, if any do you currently undertake to reduce bushfire fuels on your property?

Managing bushfire fuels can reduce risks to your property and the broader community.

1. Extremely unlikely 2. Unlikely 3. Neutral 4. Likely 5. Extremely likely

1. Very low extent 2. Low extent 3. Neutral 4. High extent 5. Very high extent

Q8. What support, if any would you need to manage bushfire fuels on your property?
Q9. To what extent do you think the following people are responsible for managing bushfire fuels on private property including your own property?
Not at all responsible
Somewhat responsible
Mostly responsible
Solely responsible
Myself
My community
Fire agencies (e.g. CFA, FFMVic)
Local Council
Q10. What is your interest in bushfire management in the Grampians region?
Q12. How did you find out about this community consultation?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

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.

Purpose

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.

Forest Fire Management Victoria is providing administrative services to the consultation. FFMVic is part of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (the Department) and submissions will be managed in accordance with the Department’s Information Privacy Policy. The Department’s Information Privacy Policy can be viewed at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/privacy.

Use of your submission

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 in Phase 1 of our engagement, which sought feedback on regional objectives. You can also read or download the full Grampians Phase 1 Engagement Summary report in the Document Library.

Grampians Phase 1 Engagement Summary Infographic