The Loddon Mallee region occupies more than a quarter of Victoria. It has a diverse landscape and a wide range of industries operating across it.
Our planning team is developing a strategic bushfire management strategy which covers both public and private land. The team includes representatives from DELWP, CFA, Parks Victoria and local government.
Since we last heard from you, the team has been modelling risk and drafting strategy options for the new bushfire management plans.
As the Loddon Mallee region is so big and diverse, we have decided to present the draft strategy options by local government area (your local shire or city council).
The summary diagram below gives a brief description of each of our three draft strategy options overall. In the Document Library in the right side bar of this page (or scroll to the bottom of the page if you're on a mobile device), we have a set of maps for each council area which show each draft strategy option. We want to hear your thoughts about the draft strategy options in all the council areas that are relevant to you (where you live, work and play).
We also want to hear from you about managing fuel on private land, and your thoughts about some other strategies we are trialing for prevention and suppression of bushfires.
Phase 2: Strategy Options
Click on the arrows in the slider below to move through the options.
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 asked about regional objectives. You can also download or read the full Loddon Mallee Phase 1 Engagement Summary from the Document Library.