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We are working towards a consistent and integrated approach to fire management planning with Victorian agencies, and state and local government.

This includes representing councils on a number of state-level fire-related committees, such as the State Fire Management Planning Committee.

We coordinated the local government response to the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission: Final report recommendations and the Victorian Government’s implementation strategy.

As a result of the Royal Commission process, councils are implementing a number of new fire-related policy and programs. To support councils with the increased workload, we lobbied for state-funded resources for councils and ran a recruitment process to engage fire and emergency management coordinators.

We also wrote a submission in response to the Victorian Fire services property levy options paper.