This is the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s (IGEM’s) fourth report on planned burns that breach control lines, and incorporates a progress summary of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's (DELWP) implementation of ongoing recommendations related to planned burning.
During this reporting period, DELWP and its delivery partners conducted 251 planned burns, reducing bushfire risk over 130,044 hectares of land.
In this report, IGEM details three planned burns that breached control lines and makes one observation, four findings, and one recommendation.
This report also provides a progress update on implementation of recommendations made in previous reports, assessing four as complete, and one as ongoing.
IGEM commends the dedication shown by DELWP to progress its organisation's processes and culture toward one that is effectively engaged with partner agencies and the wider community.
Assurance of Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning breaches of planned burn control lines 2018–19 was published on 18 January 2021.
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