Bushfires are a part of life in Victoria. Our changing climate means our bushfire threat is constantly increasing. We need to take action to build safer communities, a thriving economy and a healthy environment – for current and future generations.

To get the best results for our communities and the environment, we need a new approach to managing bushfires, one based on ensuring the effectiveness of our actions. That is why we are adopting all the recommendations from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management's review of performance targets for fuel management on public land – including moving from a hectare-based performance target to a risk-reduction target.

This approach combines the expertise of land and fire managers with local knowledge underpinned by world-leading science and technology.

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Safer together - A new approach to reducing the risk of bushfire in Victoria

The Government's response to the review of performance targets for bushfire fuel management on public land

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Accessible version of the report


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