Comments called for on the ACT Strategic Bushfire Management Plan

johnboy 15 May 2009 3

The ACT Government has had a Strategic Bushfire Management Plan since 2005.

The Emergency Services Agency have now announced that they’re reviewing it and would like your thoughts.

There’s an exposure draft to check out if you have an interest.

    Comments on this Exposure Draft can be addressed to:

    The Commissioner
    ACT Emergency Services Agency
    PO Box 104 Curtin
    ACT 2605

    or emailed to
    (Please label mailed or emailed comments with the title: Strategic Bushfire Management Plan Exposure Draft – comments.)

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3 Responses to Comments called for on the ACT Strategic Bushfire Management Plan
Ceej1973 Ceej1973 8:14 am 28 May 09

I guess they won’t be reviewing this.

As a side note, there is a difference between being “alarmed”, and being fearful. Alarmed is the worry you feel when being told of a risk to your wellbeing. “Fear” which is what the Governments didnt want to raise, is what you experience when you are running from the fire that you were never alarmed about!

ant ant 1:56 pm 15 May 09

The fire event was envisaged by a bunch of us on a weather forum, 2 weeks before the fires hit. In fact, me and a Qbn firie predicted the entire situation, never thinking that it would be allowed to happen. We figured all the highly-paid official experts would do something about them.

Ceej1973 Ceej1973 1:13 pm 15 May 09

Heres a comment. Twenty years ago in College, I did a unit in Geography (double majors)called Natural Distasters. In that unit, I distinctly remember learning that the two worst possible disters that faced the Canberra City were A)Flooding of the entire central Canbera region all the way up to Dickson 1 meter deep, should the Googong Dam be blown up, or fail, and B) a mega fire coming in from the west and flanking the entire City. After the 2003 ACT Bushfires, all the ACT Government could bang on about, is how this was “an event that no-one envisaged”. Crap… I learnt about it in a Public College, in a course sanctioned and funded by the ACT Government. How could it not be envisaged then. From, educated, but confused!

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