Government has requested the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) to monitor the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the Parliamentary Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville.
Read a summary of the Victorian Government media release below.
24 November 2016
The response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville was tabled in the Victorian Parliament today, with the government giving support in full, principle or part to all 31 recommendations.
The Government closed Fiskville in March last year because the site posed a health and safety risk to firefighters.
Since then, the Government has been working to ensure firefighters have a safe environment to work and train, and has already begun implementing the recommendations.
As part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17, a $46.2 million investment to establish a new firefighting training centre in the Central Highlands and upgrade the training facility at Huntly was announced.
An additional $80.7 million over four years will be provided to decommission and remediate the Fiskville site, and conduct environmental audits and upgrades at six other emergency management training centres across the state.
The government will also investigate options for a redress scheme to make sure those who suffered harm as a result of their time at Fiskville receive the support they deserve.
To improve accountability of departments and agencies responsible for the occupational health and safety of Victoria’s firefighters, the Inspector General of Emergency Management will monitor the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the Inquiry.
The Inspector-General of Emergency Management will report back to the government within 18 months of the implementation commencing.