The Independent Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season continues with ongoing engagement across the state.
Recognising the current situation with the Coronavirus / COVID-19, I have consulted with Victoria’s Chief Health Officer to ensure that our engagement is being conducted in line with current public health requirements.
I have now completed 15 community meetings in fire-affected areas. These meetings have been very positive, with appreciation expressed that we are progressing with the inquiry and providing an opportunity for community members to tell their story.
I will continue to liaise with the Chief Health Officer to ensure that we are maintaining a safe environment with our engagement activities. This is a rapidly changing situation and advice may change from day to day with regard to public gatherings.
We will keep you informed of any changes as we become aware of them.