The independent Fire Season Inquiry has concluded information collection under Phase 1, focusing on Victoria’s preparedness for and response to the 2019-20 fire season.
Inspector-General Tony Pearce has welcomed contributions from many Victorians to the Inquiry, with those from Victoria’s North East, Alpine and Gippsland fire-affected areas providing firsthand insights of their bushfire experiences.
During this phase, we’ve heard views and experiences through:
- 360 people who joined one of our 26 community meetings
- 455 submissions
- 100 survey responses.
Our sincere thanks to all those who gave their time to do this.
The Inspector-General is preparing his first Inquiry report into Victoria’s preparedness for and response to the 2019-20 fire season. This will be delivered to government by 31 July 2020.