Safer Together is our approach to reducing the risks of bushfire in Victoria that combines stronger community partnerships with the latest science and technology to more effectively target our actions. This approach saw us move from a hectare target for planned burns to a risk reduction target for bushfire management. It means a more integrated approach across public and private land. Fuel management is just one of the actions we will take to protect lives, homes, the economy and the environment.
Safer Together involves fire and land agencies working together with communities, combining in-depth local knowledge with the latest science and technology to reduce bushfire risk on both public and private land. Strategies and solutions are based on community values and risk is measured using our local knowledge, field data and bushfire simulation technology.
To find out more see the Safer Together website.