Oct 2, 2017, 12:00 AM
Submission on the Fire and Emergency Funding Review
The fire management requirements of the urban build environment and the forest and rural landscape are like chalk and cheese. The priorities and practices in the rural fire context are different to those in the urban fire context. The spatial distribution of farms, forests and assets, the distribution of small rural communities, the fire risks and vulnerabilities, the land-use policies, strategies and practices, and the different stakeholder groups, are all components which require a collective focus by those involved with the use of fire and management of unwanted fires in the forest and rural landscape.