Bushfire Forum Report

Climate Reality 2 RGB1The bushfires of the devastating 2019-20 Black Summer, were already underway in regional NSW, when BREAZE Inc. in collaboration with BEN, DELWP, RSAB, Federation University and the City of Ballarat held the New Bushfire Reality Climate Adaptation Forum on 10th November 2019. According to Forum Convenor Joe Natoli’s calculations, about 120 people attended to hear the impressive panel of speakers:
• Michael Boatman – Operations Manager Ballarat Country Fire Authority (CFA),
Chair Grampians Fire Emergency Committee
• Adrian Whitehead – from Council Action in the Climate Emergency (CACE)
• Bill Cook – Municipal Emergency Manager, City of Ballarat and CFA volunteer.
• Tony Brady – CFA Vegetation Management Officer

Community members who attended also participated in discussion groups after the speakers’ presentations. Questions and comments from those discussions, plus post-forum feedback gathered by email, have been compiled into a report on the Forum which has been forwarded to the Ballarat Emergency Management Planning Committee. BREAZE Inc. thanks all those who attended for taking the time to engage with this very important topic.

pdfCopy of the Report