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Dandenong Ranges Community Bushfire Group

Last night I went along to the Dandenong Ranges Community Bushfire Group meeting held at the Mt Dandenong Hotel. The meeting was facilitated by Mel Gajdek and Jo Hirst the originators of the group.

The aims of the meeting were:
1) To engage the meeting attendees for better awareness of bushfire safety related issues.
2) To assemble and process relevant information, be functional and a facilitator for addressing attendees concerns.
With these objectives:
1) To understand attendees priorities in regards to bushfire safety related issues
2) To assess attendees level of commitment and decide future structure and projects for DRCBG.
3) To form a core group of people who will collectively show leadership to brainstorm for information and solutions for a subgroup, and report back at monthly DRCBG meetings.
Top priority list:
1) Fuel Reduction Private/Public
2) Early/ Emergency Warning System
3) Fuel Reduction Public
4) Safety, Refuges and Bunkers
5) Communication
6) Education
7) BF Safety related environmental issues
Priority sub groups were formed to:
 Scope, issues to tackle, ideas via short brainstorming session
 Delegate a leader (must be able to attend monthly meetings).
 Plan forward to report back to DRCBG at next meeting
Iam very pleased to be involved with the Early/ Emergency Warning System priority sub group.
Please take time to have a look at the Dandenong Ranges Community Bushfire Group web site, this group is a great example of a community taking on a issue head on and is facilitated by two very inspired and competent ladies. Well done Mel & Jo.
I say well done to the Warburton community getting off their buts and not waiting in an incompetent government to help them
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Written by Greg Naylor

4 July 2009 at 1:31 am

Posted in PERSONAL

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