Our second progress report on the Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria's emergency management sector and the independent Inquiry into the 2019–20 Victorian Fire Season is now available.
Of the 139 actions committed to by the Victorian Government to address recommendations from the 10 Year Review and Phase 1 report, a further 34 actions have been assessed as complete or closed, leaving 47 actions in progress.
Notable achievements include the establishment of the Office of Bushfire Risk Management, as well as the implementation of the Australian Fire Danger Rating System, and the Australian Warning System across Victoria.
The report also outlines key initiatives to build community resilience including the installation of back-up telecommunication sites and planning for future emergencies through emergency evacuation exercises.
The Implementation monitoring - progress report - 2022 was published on 20 July 2023.