Overview

The Metropolitan region encompasses all of Melbourne, its suburbs, its growth corridors and surrounding rural areas including the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Ranges, Dandenong Ranges and the western grasslands. The region is home to a growing population of over four million people.

The large and varied landscape contains inner metropolitan parks, large mixed Ash forests in the east, drier foothill forest, redgum woodland and grasslands in the west, and coastal vegetation communities around the bays.

Local governments, the Country Fire Authority and Forest Fire Management Victoria are working together with communities to develop fuel management strategies that will guide bushfire management on both public and private land. Vegetation on private land carries a considerable proportion of bushfire risk in Metropolitan region. For the purposes of bushfire management planning, private land includes council managed and owned land.

In this phase of consultation, we asked for your feedback on Priority Fuel Management Areas (PFMAs) for the Private Land Vegetation Management Strategy.

Phase 2A: Results

A summary report of what we heard during Phase 2A of our engagement, which sought feedback on Priority Fuel Management Areas is now available. You can also download or read the full Metropolitan Engagement Summary Report in our Document Library.

This infographic outlines what we heard through the Phase 2A Engage Victoria survey.

Metropolitan region summary

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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan Region Phase 1 Engagement Summary report from the Document Library.

Metropolitan Engagement Summary

Summary of Phase 1 Engagement in Metropolitan Region