The Hume region, comprising twelve local government and four Alpine Resort Board areas, contains some of the most at-risk fire landscapes in the world. A feature of the Hume region's landscape is its change in character as it transitions from Murray River floodplains and undulating hills in the west through to the foothills and mountain ranges of the Great Alpine Range, containing the Victorian Alps to the east. This variation in topography and land use greatly influences how bushfires behave, the properties at risk, the types of assets and how we respond to fire.

The fundamental objectives of our new plan are focused on five key themes that were refined from confirmed feedback obtained from our first public consultation phase: read Hume Region Engagement Summary. This aligns with the values and objectives established through previous planning processes, including the development of the three current public land bushfire management strategies and the Hume Regional Strategic Fire Management Plan 2011 – 2021.

We seek your feedback on this approach and the factors that you regard as most important to reduce the risk of bushfire threat to you, your communities and the environment.

We want to know what you think about:

  • our current strategic approach to fuel management on public land;
  • consideration of how fire agencies might prioritise risk in the landscape into the future, including with regard to climate change;
  • how bushfire and fuel accumulation on private land might be considered; and
  • ideas you might have to reduce the risk of bushfire to communities.

Your feedback will help inform our strategy development, where we are including fuel management options based on the following key themes:

  • public land fuel management strategy, including fire management zoning;
  • priority fuel management areas on both private and public land.

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 Hume Engagement Summary 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 regional objectives. You can also read or download the full Hume Region Engagement Summary report from the Document Library.

Hume Engagement Phase 1 Summary