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					   Shire of East Gippsland




Municipal Fire Prevention Plan




                     OCTOBER 2009
MUNICIPAL FIRE PREVENTION PLAN                                                                               EAST GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL




                                                                Contents
1      ABBREVIATIONS............................................................................................................................8

2      INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................9

3      BACKGROUND ..............................................................................................................................10
  3.1      MUNICIPAL AREA ......................................................................................................................10
     3.1.1      Area Description ..............................................................................................................10
     3.1.2      Vegetation Types .............................................................................................................10
     3.1.3      Topography ......................................................................................................................10
     3.1.4      Demography.....................................................................................................................11
     3.1.5      Land Use Practices ...........................................................................................................11
     3.1.6      Private Land — Public Land Interface.............................................................................11
  3.2      FIRE HISTORY ............................................................................................................................12
     3.2.1      Fire Causes .......................................................................................................................12
  3.3      FIRE HAZARDS ...........................................................................................................................12
     3.3.1      Specified Fire Risks .........................................................................................................12
     3.3.2      Wildfire Management Overlay.........................................................................................12
  3.4      COMMUNITY ASSETS .................................................................................................................14
  3.5      FIRE PREVENTION ......................................................................................................................14
     3.5.1      Legislative Requirements .................................................................................................14
  3.6      LIAISON .....................................................................................................................................14
4    THE VISION....................................................................................................................................15

5      PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENTS AND APPROACHES.....................................................15

6      MANAGEMENT OF THE PLAN .................................................................................................16
    6.1   THE ROLE OF PEOPLE ................................................................................................................16
    6.2   DOES THIS PLAN FIT WITH OTHER POLICIES? ..............................................................................16
  THIS PLAN IS A SUB PLAN TO THE MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN .....................................16
7   HOW THE PLAN WAS FORMULATED ....................................................................................16
  7.1   PROCESS – IDENTIFY PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENTS AND PROGRAMS .....................................16
8    IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN .........................................................................................17
  8.1   MUNICIPAL FIRE PREVENTION COMMITTEE AND THE COMMUNITY...........................................17
  8.2   IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN ................................................................................................17
  8.3   REVIEW OF THE PLAN ................................................................................................................18
9    PROGRAMS....................................................................................................................................18
  9.1      PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENT - WILDFIRE ...............................................................................18
     9.1.1      Objective ..........................................................................................................................18
     9.1.2      Firebreaks.........................................................................................................................19
     9.1.3      Bush Blocks and Subdivision...........................................................................................19
     9.1.4      Ensure that fire prevention and suppression issues are considered at times of change in
     land use 19
     9.1.5      Control Burning Around Townships ................................................................................19
     9.1.6      Blackberry Control in Townships ....................................................................................20
     9.1.7      Repair of Bridges .............................................................................................................20
     9.1.8      Roadsides and Vulnerable Areas......................................................................................20
     9.1.9      Grazing Land....................................................................................................................21
     9.1.10     Private Plantations............................................................................................................21
     9.1.11     Private Bushland ..............................................................................................................21
     9.1.12     Camping Areas in Bushland.............................................................................................22
10 PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENT - INFRASTRUCTURE ....................................................22
  10.1   OBJECTIVE .................................................................................................................................22
    10.1.1   Electricity Supply - Marlo/Bemm River/Cape Conran ....................................................22
    10.1.2   Electricity Powerline Clearences Lakes Entrance/ Bairnsdale .........................................23
11 PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENT - MARINE .........................................................................23


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  11.1   OBJECTIVE .................................................................................................................................23
    11.1.1   Hazard Reduction.............................................................................................................23
12 CONCULSION ................................................................................................................................23

13      APPENDICES..................................................................................................................................23
     APPENDIX 1 LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, CODES OF PRACTICE AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS.......24
     APPENDIX 2 BRIGADE PLANS ..............................................................................................................25
     APPENDIX 3 VICTORIAN RISK REGISTER ................................................................................................0




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DEFINITIONS

Available fuel                   The portion of the total fuel that would actually burn
                                 under various specified conditions.

Buffer                           A strip or block of land on which the fuels are reduced
                                 to provide protection to surrounding lands.

Burn Plan                        The plan that is approved for the conduct of prescribed
                                 burning. It contains a map identifying the area to be
                                 burnt and incorporates the specifications and conditions
                                 under which the operation is to be conducted.

Bush Fire Prone Area             An area which has been formally designated, under
                                 Regulation 804 for the Building Regulations 2006

Building                         Includes part of a building and also includes structure,
                                 temporary building or stucture and any part thereof.

CFA                              Country Fire Authority. The agency responsible for fire
                                 prevention and suppression on private land in the
                                 country area of Victoria.

Community Assets                 Assets that are necessary for the well-being and
                                 continued viability of the community

Control Line                     A constructed or natural barrier used to assist in the
                                 control of a fire.

Declared Road System             Means a freeway, state highway, main road, tourist
                                 road, forest road or stock route.

Direct Attack                    A method of fire attack where wet or dry firefighting
                                 techniques are used. It involves suppression action
                                 right on the fire edge which then becomes the fire
                                 control line.

Elevated Fuel                    Elevated fuel comprises shrub, heath and suspended
                                 material.




Emergency Management             Council committee to deal with management of any
Committee (EMC)                  emergency situation that may occur.        Involves
                                 representatives from all emergency services. Has
                                 prepared an Emergency Management Plan.

Fire Access Road                 A road providing access or providing a link between
                                 established routes in order that access is available to
                                 firefighters.

Firebreak (or Fuel Break)        Any natural or constructed discontinuity in a fuel bed
                                 used to segregate, stop, and control the spread of a
                                 wildfire, or to provide a fire line from which to suppress

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                                 a fire.

Fire Control Line                A natural or constructed barrier, or treated fire edge,
                                 used in fire suppression and prescribed burning to limit
                                 the spread of fire.

Fire Danger Index (FDI)          (Or Fire Danger Rating). A relative number denoting an
                                 evaluation of spread, or suppression difficulty for
                                 specific combinations of fuel, fuel moisture and wind
                                 speed.

Fire Danger Period               Refers to the country area of Victorian and means the
                                 period declared under the CFA Act be the fire danger
                                 period. Declaration is by publication in the government
                                 gazette, and is by the chairman of CFA after
                                 consultation with the secretary of the Department of
                                 Sustainability and Environment.

Fire Hazard                      Any fuel which if ignited, may be difficult to extinguish

Fire Hazard Reduction            The reduction, removal or elimination of flammable
                                 hazards.

Fire Pre Suppression             Activities undertaken in advance of wildfire occurrence
                                 to ensure more effective fire suppression.

Fire Prevention                  All activities associated with minimising the incidence of
                                 wildfires, particularly those of human origin.

Fire Prevention Notice           Notice served by an Authorised officer of the
                                 Municipality on behalf of the MFPO on a landowner to
                                 clear a specified fire hazard or potential hazard.

Fire Protection                  All activities designed to protect an area (including life,
                                 property, assets and values) from damage by fire.

Fire Risk                        The probability of fire starting.

Fire Season                      The period of the year during which wildfires are likely
                                 to occur and spread.

Fuel Load                        (Or fuel quantity or fuel weight). The oven-dry weight of
                                 fuel per unit area. Commonly expressed as tonnes per
                                 hectare.

Fuel Moisture Content            Water content of fuel expressed as a percentage of its
                                 oven-dry weight.

Fuel Reduction                   Reducing the quantity of a fuel load from a specified
                                 area.

Indirect Attack                  The use of back burning as a method of suppression to
                                 confine the fire within a defined area bounded by
                                 existing or prepared control lines. Control lines may be
                                 a considerable distance ahead of the fire.



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Local Road                       Any public road not a part of the declared road system.




Management burning               Achievement of specified land or natural resource
                                 management objectives by the prescribed use of fire as
                                 the fuel reduction method.




Municipal Fire Prevention        A committee appointed in accordance with Section 54
Committee (MFPC)                 of the CFA Act for the purpose of coordinating fire
                                 planning in the municipality in accordance with
                                 Section 55 of the CFA Act.




Municipal Fire Prevention        The person appointed by the East Gippsland Shire
Officer (MFPO)                   Council in accordance with Section 96A of the CFA Act.




Near Surface Fuels               Eg grass tussocks, dead bracken, low shrubs or wire
                                 grass. Interact with surface litter to increase fire
                                 behaviour and are added to produce the surface fine
                                 fuel hazard.




Neighbourhood Safer Places       A Neighbourhood safer place is a space which is a
                                 place of last resort for indivals to access and remane
                                 during the passage of fire through their neighbourhood
                                 without the need to take a high risk journey.




Overall Fuel Hazard              The sum of the influences of the bark hazard, the
                                 elevated fuel hazard and the surface fine fuel hazard.




Prescribed Burning               The controlled application of fire under specified
                                 environmental conditions to a predetermined area and
                                 at a time, intensity, and rate of spread required to attain
                                 planned resource management objectives.


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Private Property Fire            A plan developed for any property for total management
Management Plan                  of site including environmental and fire management.
                                 The plan should be developed in conjunction with
                                 relevant authorities and specialists in the field.



Prohibited Period                The period during which lighting fires is restricted:
                                 1) with respect to any State Forest, National Park or
                                    protected public land - the whole of the year;
                                 2) with respect to any fire protected area other than a
                                    period declared by the Minister of DPI.



Public Authority                 Means any board, commission or trust or other body
                                 corporate or unincorporated established or constituted
                                 by or under any Act for any public purpose, whether in
                                 respect of the whole or any part of Victoria, but does
                                 not include a municipal council.



Public Land                      Protected public land, state forest or national park
                                 under the control of government departments or DSE.



Recovery                         The process by which affected persons and
                                 communities are helped to a proper level of functioning.
                                 It commences as soon as practical after the impact of
                                 an emergency and usually continues long after the
                                 cessation of response activities.    This process is
                                 administered through the Emergency Management
                                 Committee.



Response                         The combat of an emergency and the provision of
                                 emergency relief including rescue and needs of
                                 affected persons.



Risk                             The chance of something happening that will have an
                                 impact on objectives; measured in terms of likelihood
                                 and consequences.



Risk Assessment                  The process used to determine risk management
                                 priorities by evaluating and comparing against target
                                 risk levels.



Risk Groups                      Groups that may be at risk because of location and/or
                                 specific needs.


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Scrub                            Refers to vegetation such as heath, wire grass, and
                                 shrub which grows either as an understorey or by itself
                                 in the absence of a tree canopy.

SES                              Victorian State Emergency Service.

Slashing                         The reduction of fuel loads by use of mechanical
                                 means.

Spotting                         Isolated fires started ahead of the main fire by sparks,
                                 embers or other ignited material, sometimes to a
                                 distance of several kilometres.

Staging Areas                    An area where resources are organized and prepared
                                 for deployment. It includes the provisiopn of welfare
                                 and equipment maintenance.

Strategic Firebreak              A firebreak established as part of a pre-planned
                                 strategy to form the basis of a control line and access
                                 corridor. These breaks can be:

                                 1) Primary Firebreaks - breaks designed to provide
                                    protection to the municipality as a whole and are
                                    usually designed along the declared highways and
                                    main (arterial) road system or rail system.
                                 2) Secondary Firebreaks -           additional breaks
                                    designated by the MFPC and local brigades to
                                    provide protection at a local level and strategically
                                    dividing the municipality.
                                     Note - all strategic firebreaks are the highest priority
                                     for roadside maintenance works.

Surface Fine Fuel Hazard         The litter bed depth and near surface fuels expressed
                                 as one of five hazard classes related to the fire
                                 behaviour and the equivalent litter fuel load

Township Protection Plan         Provides a plan and response to a wild fire within or in
                                 close proximity to this township that has the potential to
                                 impact on the local community

Water Supply                     Location where water may be obtained for fire fighting
                                 and mopping up purposes. Supplies obtainable from
                                 reticulated mains, permanent streams, tanks or dams.

Wildfire                         An unplanned fire. A generic term, which includes
                                 grass fires, forest fires and scrub, fires.

Wildfire          Management A tool in planning schems used to identify where the fire
Overlay                      intensity level is significant and likely to pose a threat to
                             life and property. It set out requirements for the develop
                             of land.


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1    ABBREVIATIONS

Following is an explanation of the abbreviations that appear in this strategy:


      CFA                    Country Fire Authority

      CSM                    Community Safety Manager

      DHS                    Department of Human Services

      DPI                    Department of Primary Industries

      DSE                    Department of Sustainability and Environment

      EMS                    Emergency Medical Support

      ESV                    Energy Safe Victoria

      ICC                    Incident Control Centre

      LPG                    Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      MBS                    Municipal Building Surveyor

      MFPC                   Municipal Fire Prevention Committee

      MFPO                   Municipal Fire Prevention Officer

      MFPP                   Municipal Fire Prevention Plan

      MEMPC                  Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee

      MERC                   Municipal Emergency Response Coordinator

      MERO                   Municipal Emergency Resources Officer

      MVA                    Motor Vehicle Accident

      Parks Vic              Parks Victoria

      RFP                    Regional Fire Prevention Committee

      SES                    State Emergency Service

      VFFR                   Victorian Fire Risk Register



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2    INTRODUCTION

The purpose of the plan is to decreases the vulnerability of people and property in the
Shire of East Gippsland to uncontrolled fire.

The Shire of East Gippsland is the second largest municipality in Victoria covering
21,804 square kilometres. The character of the area varies from rugged alpine ranges
to flat plains, coastal beaches and lakes. Almost three quarters of the land is in public
ownership. Of the population of 41,000, most live in the southwest corner of the Shire
and the remainder are dispersed over a wide area. Many communities are small in
size and isolated, and some are separated by vast areas of forest that are themselves
highly inflammable at certain times of the year. Absentee landowners are common,
which sometimes makes some aspects of land management difficult such as
appropriate fire prevention and suppression activity.

Access to many areas is restricted and this has given rise to a strong ethic of self-
sufficiency in the various communities. The volunteer fire brigades are typical of many
of the services, which the community provides to cater for its needs. Some brigades
cover wide areas and this makes it necessary for individuals themselves to have safe
practices in fire management because it may take some time before the brigade can
travel to a fire event. In the case where further assistance is required, back-up
services from other brigades may be in excess of half an hour travelling time, which is
significant in the case of a fire. These factors make it important for individuals to take a
large share of the responsibility for their own safety. This plan for fire prevention
provides a framework within which people, as individuals and in the various
organisations within the Shire, can participate knowing that their individual efforts will
be leading towards a safer municipality for everybody.

For the vast majority of wildfires suppression is remarkably effective. The limitations of
traditional fire prevention and suppression activities only become apparent in the event
of a major conflagration. Although major fires represent only a small proportion of the
total number of fires, they are responsible for the vast majority of death, injuries and
damage to property. Country Fire Authority research indicates that in Victoria about
85% of the total losses caused by bushfire are the result of just 0.1% of all reported
fires over one hectare in area.

But wildfire is only one aspect of uncontrolled fire that needs to be addressed. Fires in
residences are a regular event. In addition, there are other problem environments that
need to be managed, eg bush blocks, marine environment, industries such as sawmills
and tourism establishments. Some individuals within the community are particularly
vulnerable.

If there were nothing that could be done about these situations, these facts would be
alarming. In fact, there are many approaches that can be taken to lower the risks and
to make the Shire a safer environment for people and their properties. Education about
fire behavior and the ways by which the risk environments can be managed is central
to this plan. People will be safe only if they know how fire behaves, and they are
motivated to prepare themselves for the event. This plan has been prepared by the
Municipal Fire Prevention Committee of the Shire to address the overall risk of fire in
the long term. It has been prepared to tackle a range of risk environments in a
strategic manner and develop approaches and action plans which the Municipal Fire
Prevention Committee will review on an annual basis to recommend works for public
safety.


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This plan outlines the vision for the Shire. It identifies the risk environments that should
be given priority status, and identifies the broad approaches to tackle the risks. Within
this context risks are identified and programs instigated over a period to minimize those
risks.


3       BACKGROUND

The Country Fire Authority has reviewed major wildfires in the past sixty years and
highlighted a number of issues: -

 a lack of community preparedness to deal with emergency situations;

 lifestyle choices which increase probability of personal risk;

 a belief that fire management agencies have sole responsibility and capacity to
  provide the community with fire protection;

 the limits to fire suppression capability; and

 a shift in focus from suppression to prevention is required.

3.1     MUNICIPAL AREA

3.1.1    Area Description

East Gippsland Shire covers one of the largest municipal areas (9½%) in the State of
Victoria, with the population of approximately 41,000 residents spread across
21,804 square kilometers.


3.1.2    Vegetation Types

East Gippsland is typified by large areas of contiguous native forest predominantly on
public land. There is a broad range of forest types/ecological communities throughout
the area, most of which carry high fuel loads and constitute fuel types that support
wildfires.

Vegetation types on private property are predominantly improved pastures used in
broad-acre dry land farming. Fuel loads in those areas varies significantly from year to
year, depending on seasonal conditions and grazing practices. There are significant
areas of private property that still carry native forest cover and present the same fuel
conditions as that experienced on public land.


3.1.3    Topography

The region has very diverse topography, ranging from the flat low-lying coastal plains in
the south around the towns of Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Orbost, rising through
the moderately undulating foothill forests to the steeply dissected Victorian Alps of the
Great Dividing Range in the north.


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3.1.4   Demography

Approximately 53% of the region’s population are concentrated in the major regional
centres of Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance, Paynesville and Orbost. Collectively, the
smaller rural townships of Bruthen, Metung, Johnsonville, Swan Reach, Nicholson,
Omeo, Benambra, Swifts Creek, Ensay, Lindenow, Marlo, Bemm River, Cann River,
Nowa Nowa, Buchan and Bendoc account for approximately 8.5% of the population.
The balance of the population is spread widely throughout the remaining outlying rural
areas.

Of significance to the Shire is the seasonal fluctuation in population. It is estimated that
the population of the East Gippsland area can double with tourists during the summer
holiday period.



         Town                    Population               Town              Population

   Bairnsdale            11,282                  Marlo                340

   Bruthen                           624         Metung                         726
   Buchan                            N/A         Newlands Arm                   429
   Cann River                        222         Nowa Nowa                      N/A
   Eagle Point                       408         Omeo                           228
   Lake Tyers                                                                 2,097
                                     550         Orbost
   Beach
   Lakes Entrance                  5,548         Paynesville                  3,458
   Lindenow                          338         Swifts Creek                   N/A
   Mallacoota                        972
                                    Approximate Total – 40,037



Population distribution statistics for the East Gippsland region are shown in
Appendix 4.

3.1.5   Land Use Practices

A broad range of land-use practices is now evident in the area. Broad-acre dry land
farming, traditionally the most common form of private land use in the area, is now
somewhat restricted to the Gippsland plains to the west of Bairnsdale and the more
geographically remote parts of the region to the north and east. The areas in proximity
to major towns such as Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance are being subdivided for rural
residential development or for alternative, intensive agricultural activities.

3.1.6   Private Land — Public Land Interface (Marginal mile)

DSE is responsible for issueing burn permits on private property within 1.5km from
protected public land( State Forest and National Park) unless excitsed. Areas excitsed
sourth of princes highway from Providence Ponds to Nowa Nowa except Raymond
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3.2     FIRE HISTORY

It is important that the Municipal Fire Prevention Committee liaise with the department
of Sustainability and Environment in regard to any fuel reducation burns required for
the protection of townships.


The threat of major wildfire on an annual basis throughout the Shire is significant and
real, with a long history of fires of substantial scale within the Shire. The Municipal
Emergency Coordination Centre (MECC) was activated for the following fires:

     2003 – Alpine Fires, Bogong Complex South 7January to 26 March, on 26 January
      first impact on freehold land when fire entered township of Omeo. On 30 January
      again impacted on the township of Omeo and down to Bindi, Tongio and Swifts
      Creek.

     2006/2007 – Great Divide Fire commenced on 1 December 2006 and continued for
      69 days to containment, burnt in the areas of Mt Hotham, Dinner Plain, west of
      Swifts Creek, Ensay, burnt through Tambo Crossing, down to Bruthen, Waterholes
      and the back of Clifton Creek. Another Fire burnt in the Boulder Creek area near
      Orbost during the same period.




3.2.1    Fire Causes

Because of its remoteness, East Gippsland public land area is not easily backed up by
the Country Fire Authority. The Shire has the most public land in Victoria for any Shire.
As a result lightning strikes are much higher, with 45% of all fires being caused by
lightning. Other major causes are deliberate lighting and burning off escapes. The
onus is on the Department of Sustainability and Environment to be self-sufficient and
vigilant for first attack. Implications on fire prevention planning conducted by the
municipality are to ensure ongoing liaison with the department concerning protection
for our townships and assets.

3.3     FIRE HAZARDS

As a result of the risk assessment process, a number of specific
locations/operations/businesses were identified as significant potential fire hazards
representing risk to local communities. Those high-risk areas are tabulated for the
respective brigades and are shown in the Victoria Fire Risk Register Appendix 2.

3.3.1    Specified Fire Risks

Each identified fire risk will be individually assessed and recommendations made to the
proprietor/owner, responsible person or agency as to the nature of works and/or
safeguards that must be implemented in order to minimize the level of risk to the local
communities.

3.3.2    Wildfire Management Overlay

A wildfire management overlay has been completed for Council’s planning scheme,
which identifies areas where wildfire is likely to pose a threat to life and property. The
purpose of the overlay is to ensure that development: -



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   Included specified fire protection measures;




   Does not significantly increase the threat to life and property from wildfire.




The minimum fire protection measures will be determined by the municipal planning
department, taking into account the comments and guidelines provided by the Country
Fire Authority acting as a referral authority under the relevant legislation. The relevant
guidelines may include: -




 Planning Conditions and Guidelines of Subdivisions, CFA, September 1991;




 Site Assessment Guidelines, CFA, 2000;




 The purpose of this Plan update is to include the revised Wildfire Management
  Overlay 2009 within this plan after that overlay has been ratified by the Municipal
  Fire Prevention Planning Committee.




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3.4     COMMUNITY ASSETS

Apart from providing protection to the lives and assets of individuals, fire prevention
agencies have a responsibility to identify and afford a satisfactory level of protection to
community assets that are necessary for the well being and continued viability of those
communities.

During the preparation of fire brigade fire prevention plans, individual brigades
identified community assets in their area that required a high level of protection from
fire. Those community assets are identified within the VFRR exhibited in Appendix 2.

The municipality shall, as far as possible both directly and through the Municipal
Fire Prevention Committee, develop strategies and actions that will serve to offer
those community assets the highest possible level of protection from fire.

3.5     FIRE PREVENTION

To provide a high level of fire prevention it is necessary to identify and implement
activities that will minimise the occurrence of fire in the area. Clearly, with an active and
coordinated fire prevention program in place, a significant number of those fires may be
avoided.

3.5.1    Legislative Requirements

Section 43 of the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 places a statutory duty on every
municipal Council and every public authority to carry out adequate and proper fire
prevention works applicable to their land management responsibilities. To satisfy that
requirement, those authorities must develop sound fire prevention policies.

Under Section 54 of the Act a municipality may appoint a Municipal Fire Prevention
Committee, which shall comprise: -

 a Fire Prevention Officer appointed by the municipality who shall act as the
  Chairman and Executive Officer of the Committee;
 a representative of each fire brigade operating in the area;
 a representative from every public authority or agency with land management
  responsibilities in the area.

The primary function of that Committee shall be to coordinate fire prevention planning
within the municipality, involving all parties with fire prevention responsibilities.

3.6     LIAISON

Close liaison with fire brigades and the range of public authorities or agencies that
have land management responsibilities within the municipality is essential to ensure an
effective and coordinated fire prevention program is developed and implemented.
Achieving effective liaison between the agencies with fire prevention responsibilities in
the area is the charter of the Municipal Fire Prevention Committee (MFPC).


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The fire brigades operating within this municipality are: —

Mitchell Group           Mt Delegate Group       Orbost Group          Tambo Group

   Bairnsdale            Bendoc            Bemm                        Bruthen
   Bengworden            Bonang            Cann Valley                 Buchan
   Fernbank              Goongerah         Mallacoota                  Bumberrah
   Flaggy Creek          South East Fibre  Marlo                       Kalimna West
   Glenaladale            Exports FIB       Newmerella                  Lakes Entrance
   Hillside              Willmott FIB      Orbost                      Metung
   Lindenow                                 Wairewa                     Mossi-Tambo
   Mt Taylor                                                             Toorloo
   Paynesville          Omeo Group
   Region 11 HQ
                            Omeo                                       Sarsfield
                            Benambra                                   Gelantipy
                            Ensay
                            Swifts Creek

The land management agencies with fire prevention responsibilities in the municipality
include: -
          Department of Sustainability and Environment
          VicRoads
          SP Ausnet
          National Express/V/Line Passenger
          East Gippsland Water
          East Gippsland Shire Council
          East Gippsland Rail Trail Inc
          East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
          Country Energy ( Mount Delegate Group)

The Shire of East Gippsland has responded by taking steps to assist its residents to
prepare for fire events. This document is prepared as a basis for discussion in the
community about fire prevention. It encourages participation in the preparation and
implementation of the plan. Following the consultations the plan will be adopted by the
Municipal Fire Prevention Committee, endorsed by the Council and forwarded to the
Country Fire Authority for a “Statement of Compliance” that it meets fire prevention
standards which are appropriate for the municipality.


4     THE VISION

The Shire of East Gippsland proposes a long-term vision towards which all fire
prevention activities are to be directed. The adoption of the Municipal Fire Prevention
Plan is a major step towards the achievement of that vision, which is expressed as
follows: -

    “The Shire of East Gippsland will be a safer place in which to live, work and visit”


5     PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENTS AND APPROACHES

Eight priority risk environments have been identified for the Shire, and within each
there are a number of broad approaches by which the risk is proposed to be addressed

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as illustrated in the following pages. A major priority risk environment is the wildfire
environment, which can be categorised into a number of different types. The
residential environment is of similar importance because this is the environment within
which many Victorians traditionally lose their lives through fire. There are a number of
other risk environments within which people and their assets are vulnerable and
different communities within the municipality will place differing priorities on their
importance as they see fit. This plan enables different communities to select the
programs for implementation that best suit their individual circumstances.

6     MANAGEMENT OF THE PLAN

The Shire has established a Municipal Fire Prevention Committee, which is comprised
of representatives of all the brigades in the municipality. Because of the large number
of members and size of the area involved, four Municipal Fire Prevention Sub
Committees have been established. The Municipal Fire Prevention Officer and his
assistants are appointed by the Shire to facilitate these committees.

Each year the brigades and the Municipal Fire Prevention Sub Committees will
recommend actions within the context of the plan, for implementation. At the same
time the relevance of each program will come under scrutiny in terms of relevance, cost
and effectiveness. After three years it is intended that the basis of the plan will be
reviewed and the overall plan reconsidered in the light of current situations and
performance to date.

6.1   THE ROLE OF PEOPLE

Within this plan the municipality has provided a framework within which community
groups; business enterprises, households and individuals can take responsibility for
much of their safety from fire. Unless the community responds to the risks outlined in
this plan and takes responsibility of those elements over which it has control, it is
certain that in the long term there will be loss of life and property from fire. The fire
emergency services can only provide protection to a limited extent, and it is the
responsibility of those affected to become involved in preparing themselves for the
inevitable time when fire will threaten the lives and property of the residents and visitors
to the Shire of East Gippsland.

6.2   DOES THIS PLAN FIT WITH OTHER POLICIES?

THIS PLAN IS A SUB PLAN TO THE MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN


7     HOW THE PLAN WAS FORMULATED

7.1   PROCESS – IDENTIFY PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENTS AND PROGRAMS

As indicated previously, in the Shire of East Gippsland there are four district sub
committee, who each meet separately to consider fire prevention matters and advise
the Council. This is necessary because of the large size of the municipality and the
difficulties of access. Historically four priority risk environments has been identified as
follows: -

     Wildfire
     Industrial
     Marine
     Powerlines


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8        IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN

8.1       MUNICIPAL FIRE PREVENTION COMMITTEE AND THE COMMUNITY

The Municipal Fire Prevention Committe has a number of functions under the Country
Fire Authority Act. In broad summary these are: -


       planning the burning and clearing of firebreaks;

       advice to authorities on steps for removal of fire hazards;

       advising and making recommendations to Council on the preparation, maintenance
        and implementation of the Municipal Fire Prevention Plan;

       recommendations to the Country Fire Authority or to other authorities, actions to
        reduce the risk of outbreak of fire or suppression of fire;

       advice to the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer concerning the removal of fire
        hazards;

       carrying out functions conferred by regulations made upon recommendation of the
        Country Fire Authority.


The Municipal Fire Prevention Committee is constituted with a range of persons and
organisations including some representatives of the community.


8.2       IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN

Annually the Municipal Fire Prevention Committee will advise Council on the strategies
with highest priority for implementation.


The strategies will be initiated (but not necessarily carried out) by the body identified as
having coordination responsibility. That body may request assistance from others
indicated as being involved in the implementation.


Each organisation will then determine which strategies


(i)        fall within an existing program;


(ii)       are a modification of an existing program, or


(iii)      is a new initiative.


Each organisation can then determine the resourcing implications for each program.
For the strategies listed under (i) and (ii) above, implementation is unlikely to require
further resources but may require a redesignation or a clearer definition of tasks.


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8.3     REVIEW OF THE PLAN


Each year the Municipal Fire Prevention Committee will examine the plan to determine
the progress in implementing the programs. Some programs are of a general nature
and apply to the whole municipality while others may be applied to specific localities.
The annual review will enable the Municipal Fire Prevention Committee to determine
whether current programs are effective and should be continued, accelerated or
stopped, the need for alternative approaches and programs and the choice of localities
for expansion or contraction of localised programs.


In 2004 the State Government introduced a program called Intergrated Fire
Management Planning (IFMP). This program aims to improve fire management across
all land tenures with the commitment of all stakeholders in the fire management
planning process. IFMP is being introduced at East Gippsland Shire Council as part of
a pilot program commencing November 2008. As a result a minor review has taken
place by the MFPO and endorsed by the MFPC in October 2008. A major review will
be undertaken in 2009 as part of the IFMP project.



9       PROGRAMS

9.1     PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENT - WILDFIRE

9.1.1    Objective


TO MINIMISE THE VULNERABILITY OF PEOPLE AND PROPERTY FROM
WILDFIRE AND TO PROMOTE CONDITIONS WHERE THE RISKS FROM WILDFIRE
ARE MANAGED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COMMUNITY.


General

9.1.2

Prepare an annual list of fuel reduction works, improvements to access to water
supplies and improvement of access in specified areas by developing a list prior to the
fire season each year and advising various statutory bodies and organisations of the
fire prevention works as appropriate and advise the Municipal Fire Prevention
Committee of the implementation actions that have been taken. In consultation with
CFA and other agencies developed Township Protection Plans where possible and
applicable.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement                      Brigades, Country Fire Authority, statutory bodies,
                                 organisations with land management responsibilities
Actions/Programs     Works List prepared annually and discussed by four Municipal
Fire Prevention Sub Committees


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9.1.2   Firebreaks

Review the criteria for firebreaks and their application on the ground.
Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Committee
Involvement                      Brigades, Country Fire Authority


9.1.3   Bush Blocks and Subdivision

Approach landowners about fuel reduction, inviting responses to the hazard
notification. If no responses are forthcoming, serve fire prevention notices. For others,
directly issue fire prevention notices as appropriate.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement                      Brigades, Country Fire Authority
Advice

Advise people living in areas where fuel levels are high and access is poor they are at
greater risk and in the event of major fires there may not be the opportunity for
brigades to access their property and they be encouraged to modify vegetation and
access to their properties.

Prime Responsibility:            Brigades
Involvement                      MFPO, Community Fireguard, Country Fire Authority

9.1.4   Ensure that fire prevention and suppression issues are considered at
        times of change in land use

Prime Responsibility:            Country Fire Authority
Involvement:                     Brigades, Shire, Country Fire Authority

CFA has ensured that the Wildfire Management Overlay has been included in the
Council Planning Scheme.

Encourage the Council to insert goals, objectives and strategies for fire prevention into
the East Gippsland Planning and Development Strategy and into the Planning Scheme,
which will integrate them with the provisions of this strategy.
Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Planner
Involvement:                     Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
                                 Regional Country Fire Authority (CSM)


9.1.5   Control Burning Around Townships

Liase with Department of Sustainability and Environment to advise that, although there
are areas of Crown land in the vicinity of townships that are identified as Priority 1 for
burning in the Department of Sustainability and Environment’s Fire Protection Plan, the
administrative processes for burning result in lost opportunities for completing the
necessary fuel reduction works. Local officers should be given greater delegated
power to decide when the burns can be carried out.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement:                     DSE, Brigades, Country Fire Authority (Region)




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9.1.6   Blackberry Control in Townships

Management

Advise Department of Sustainability and Environment that there has been a build-up of
blackberries and these are causing problems including the issue of fire prevention.
Eradication in priority areas such as townships is of particular importance.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement:                     DSE, Brigades, Country Fire Authority

9.1.7   Repair of Bridges

Support Council initiatives to gain resources to effect the repair of bridges throughout
the municipality.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement:                     Brigades, Country Fire Authority



9.1.8   Roadsides and Vulnerable Areas

Carry out fuel reduction measures by slashing, heaping and burning debris and
roadside grazing (in line with the Roadside Management Plan and Local Laws) so that
an adequate level of safety is maintained on regional firebreaks and selected roads
(see Appendix 3 ) to reduce the vulnerability of people and property to fire and to lower
the risk of a fire starting there.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement:                     Regional Country Fire Authority (CSM), VicRoads
Action/Programs                  Occurring as per Annual Works List

Ensure that fire protection objectives are incorporated in the Roadside Management
Plan and develop a process for resolving potential conflicts with environmental
objectives and record in the Municipal Fire Prevention Plan those works that are
required to be done annually by property owners on firebreak roads that are low,
medium and high conservation value roadsides, so that these works can be completed
without a permit.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement:                     Municipal Environmental Officer, VicRoads

Roadside management plan has been developed and adopted by Council.

Identify dead-end streets in developed areas where firetrucks have difficulties in turning
around with a view to providing turning bays as appropriate or by providing signage at
the entrance to the road advising that no turning circle is available.

Prime Responsibility:            Brigades
Involvement:                     Council




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9.1.9   Grazing Land


Encourage use of Roadside Management Plan to reduce hazard by creating ploughed
or slashed breaks on grazing land for better visibility, safety for fire fighting crews and
low hazard links between properties.

Prime Responsibility:            Country Fire Authority, Community Education Officer,
                                 EGSC Roadside Management Plan
Involvement:                     Brigades

Ensure that fire hazards on grazing land are adequately managed, if necessary, by the
issue of fire prevention notices.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement:                     Brigades

Form a liaison with Landcare to tackle fire issues.

Prime Responsibility:            Department of Sustainability and Environment
Involvement:                     Brigades


9.1.10 Private Plantations

Ensure that the Code of Practice for private plantations is followed.

Prime Responsibility:            Country Fire Authority
Involvement:                     Brigades


Ensure that the Country Fire Authority has the opportunity to consider plans for
plantations prior to establishment to enable fire issues to be addressed by requiring
that plantation establishment to be subject to the issue of a planning permit and that
the Country Fire Authority is specified as a referral authority.

Prime Responsibility:            Shire Planner
Involvement:                     Brigades; Country        Fire   Authority;   Municipal     Fire
                                 Prevention Officer

                                 Any proposals in the Planning Scheme Wildfire
                                 Management Overlay in excess of 100 hectares must be
                                 referred to CFA otherwise they are “as of right”, and will
                                 not be referred to CFA.

9.1.11 Private Bushland

Identify blocks of private land that present a threat to the community and its assets.
Prime Responsibility:            Brigades
Involvement:                     Brigades. Country        Fire   Authority;   Municipal     Fire
                                 Prevention Officer
Initiate Community Fireguard for priority areas.



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Prime Responsibility:       Brigades
Involvement:                Brigades; Country Fire Authority; Municipal Fire
                            Prevention Officer
Carry out joint information sessions (Brigades and Department Sustainability and
Environment)

Prime Responsibility:            Brigades
Involvement:                     Brigades; Country        Fire   Authority;   Municipal     Fire
                                 Prevention Officer


Initiate consultation between Country Fire Authority, Department Sustainability and
Environment, Brigades and landowners regarding the issue of permits for control burns
and co-joint efforts, with a view to achieving a strategic fuel reduced break at the
public/private land interface.

Prime Responsibility:            Country Fire Authority
Involvement:                     Brigades; Municipal Fire Prevention Officer; Department
                                 Sustainability and Environment; Landowners

Tips
Improve the risk management/fire protection in the vicinity of tips throughout the
municipality.

Prime Responsibility:            EGSC – Contract and Waste Audit Officer
Involvement:                     Department    of     Sustainability and    Environment;
                                 Environment Protection Authority; Country Fire Authority;
                                 Brigades; Council (Tip Coordinator)


9.1.12 Camping Areas in Bushland

Request that Parks Victoria prepare fire prevention plans and implements them for
major camping areas, particularly for Winghan Inlet and Cape Conron

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement:                     Parks Victoria




10   PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENT - INFRASTRUCTURE
10.1 OBJECTIVE
TO ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE SEPARATION IS MAINTAINED BETWEEN
VEGETATION AND POWERLINES AND THAT OTHER SERVICES ARE PROVIDED
IN A SAFE MANNER.
10.1.1 Electricity Supply - Marlo/Bemm River/Cape Conran
Ensure that electricity bodies comply with the Code of Practice gazetted under the
provisions of the State Electricity Commission Clearance of Lines Act.
Increase the security of electricity supply to communities by providing adequate
protection from wildfire of the powerline assets from Marlo to Bemm River and Cape
Conran.


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Prime Responsibility:            SP Ausnet Electricity Pty Ltd
Involvement:                     Brigades


10.1.2 Electricity Powerline Clearences Lakes Entrance/ Bairnsdale
Ensure maintanence powerline clearences are carried out in accordance with with East
Gippsland Shire Council Line Clearance Managment Plan 2009-2010.

Prime Responsibility             East Gippsland Shire Council Aborist


11   PRIORITY RISK ENVIRONMENT - MARINE

11.1 OBJECTIVE

TO ACHIEVE APPROPRIATE FIRE AWARENESS IN ALL FACETS OF THE MARINE
ENVIRONMENT

Review provision of fire prevention/suppression equipment to brigades providing
services to marinas and ensure that fire suppression equipment be installed on all new
Marinas, wharves and jetties

Prime Responsibility:            Regional Country Fire Authority Planning
Involvement:                     Brigades, Coast Guard, Water Police

11.1.1 Hazard Reduction

Regulation

Continue to serve fire prevention notices to cut and cart away grass from properties, as
is the current practice.

Prime Responsibility:            Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Involvement:                     Ongoing


12   CONCULSION

This plan has been prepared by the Municipal Fire Prevention Committee in
cooperation with members of the community. It relects many of the values held by this
diverse group of people. It is a strategic document that addresses the priority risks
facing the Shire. Its implementation over time will enable residents and visitora to know
that the environment within which they live, work and play will become safer from the
adverse effects of fire.




13   APPENDICES

1)    Legislation, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Supporting Documents

2)    Victoria Fire Risk Register

3)    Brigade Pans


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                                      APPENDIX 1
 LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, CODES OF PRACTICE AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS



       This Fire Prevention Plan was developed and shall be implemented in
      accordance with the following Legislation, Regulations, Codes of Practice and
      supporting documentation.

         Country Fire Authority Act 1958 and Country Fire Authority Regulations

         Forests Act 1958

         Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act

         East Gippsland Shire Municipal Roadside Management Plan

         Guidelines for Municipal Fire Prevention Officers

         Fire Hazard Mapping

         Planning Conditions and Guidelines for Subdivisions – CFA 1991

       Department of Sustainability and Environment - Fire Operations Plans
      (Bairnsdale and Orbost Regions)

         Roadside Fire Management Guidelines – CFA 2001

         East Gippsland Shire Planning Scheme (wildfire management overlay)

         Municipal Fire Prevention Planning Guidelines – CFA 2004

         Fire Safety in Sawmills – September 1997, CFA, VAFI

         Code of Practice for Powerline Clearance (Vegetation) 2005.

         Building Regulations 1994

       Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Declared Road Reserves in Rural
      Areas; VicRoads




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                                           APPENDIX 2
                                          BRIGADE PLANS


      BAIRNSDALE FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Nil

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         The majority of city is serviced by water mains from East Gippsland Water Board’s basin,
          Bullumwaal Road. However, there are low pressures in Forge Creek Road, Racecourse
          Road and the northern end of Great Alpine Way, Eastwood Road.

      Water Supply – Static

         Mitchell River Backwater Howitt Park

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Mitchell River, Mitchell River Backwater Clifton Creek

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

      Primary Firebreaks

         Bullumwaal Road from Calulu Road to Eastwood Road
         Eastwood Road through to Lanes Road
         Lanes Road to Phillips Lane
         Phillips Lane to Broadlands Road
         Broadlands Road from Phillips Lane to the river
         Sudings Road
         Section of stock route running from Wood Street through to Macarthur Street around to
          Bosworth Road
       Along Bosworth Road to Forge Creek Road
       Forge Creek Road to Racecourse Road
       Racecourse Road from Forge Creek Road to the Princes Highway
       The Princes Highway down the Lindenow-Dargo Road to the western side of Nagle
          College down to the Mitchell River
       Princes Highway, western end of the city to Service Street
      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

          Great Alpine Road/Princes Highway
          Railway Line




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      BEMM FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Pearl Point Track – minor fire access track along SP Ausnet easement to the
          Yeerung River Bridge and then to Marlo
         Old Coast road – 4WD track from Sydenham Inlet Road to Cabbage Tree
          Conran Road
         Old Coast Road from Bemm township to the Princes Highway adjoining Cann
          River – seasonal closures
         Combienbar Track
         Gooloogook Road – bridge has a one tonne limit
         Poddy Creek Road

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Seventeen town hydrants Bemm River township (Grid Reference A.M.G. 730
          190)

      Water Supply – Static

         Bemm River reservoir – Master Key required
         Andrew’s property Bemm River – Grid Reference AMG 719 217
         Patrol Creek, Bellbird Creek – Grid Reference AMG 680225
         Coast Road, Little River Bridge – Grid Reference AMG 6752230
         Coast Road, DSE Dam between 61 Fire Trail and 61 Link – Grid Reference
          AMG 819272
         Coast Road, DSE Dam (Lagoon Hill) – Grid Reference AMG 841317
         Euchre Creek Club Terrace – Grid Reference AMG 712 429 (463A)
         Combienbar River – Grid Reference AMG 778 573 (420E)
         Combienbar River – Grid Reference AMG 781 597 (420E)
         Combienbar River – Grid Reference AMG 792 631 (420C)
         Combienbar River – Grid Reference AMG 801 643 (420D)
         Bemm Bridge Princes Highway Bellbird Creek – Grid Reference AMG 678
          360 (462D)
         Bendoc Ridge Dam
         Old Coast Road East and West Yerrung Dock Inlet

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Allans Track north/south from Sydenham Inlet to Pearl Point Track Bemm
          River

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Sydenham Inlet Road
         Old Coast Road
         Combienbar Road
         Princes Highway

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary



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         Poddy Creek Road
         Pearl Point Track
         Power line corridor (south of Princes Highway)
         Power line corridor (Conron to Bemm East/West)

      BENAMBRA FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

          Hinnomunjie Parish Boundary Lane, joining Omeo Valley to Omeo-Benambra
           Road
          McKenzies Road
          Bung Bung Lane
          North Parish Lane through WA Pendergast – joins Benambra-Corryong Road
           to Porphrey Hill Track
          Fang Alley
          Spencers Lane
          Dyers access road
          Murphy’s Forest road

      Water Supply – Static

          Benambra Fire Station, Limestone Road, 45,000 litre fed from bore at school
          Bore – primary school, Sloan Street
          Bore – timber mill site, Lake Omeo Road
          Benambra Recreation Reserve, Lake Omeo Parade
          Morass Creek (rear Omeo Station, 723 Limestone Road – natural spring)

      Firebreaks and Firebreak Roads – Primary

          Benambra-Omeo Road, 9.7kms
          Limestone Road
          Benambra-Corryong Road, 9.0kms
          Public/private interface break (Splitters Track/Sisters Track to Mount Tambo)
          Public/private interface break (Prophrey Hill to Table Lands)
          Gibbo Street – full length of town area
          McFarlane Street – full length of town area
          Lake Omeo Parade – Foster Street to recreation reserve
          Young Street – Foster Street to Jack Street
          Jack Street – full length
          Foster Street – full length
          Lewis Street – Foster Street to McFarlane Street
          Slaon Street – Degraves Street to McFarlane Street
          Continuation Lake Omeo Parade from cattle grid at end of Forster Street to
           Church Lane Road
          Church Lane Road from Lake Omeo Parade to Omeo-Benambra Road

      Firebreak Roads - Secondary

          Patterson Lane
          Lake Omeo Road
          McKinnons Road
          Whites Road


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      BENDOC FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Delegate Hill Road

      Water Supply – Static

         Bendoc River (town)
         Reeds Creek (Gulf Road)
         Bendoc River, corner Gulf and Cameron’s Road (Beasley’s)
         Bendoc River, Soring Creek access, Lower Bendoc Road, Craigie
          intersection (Big Flat Road), Lower Bendoc

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Gap Road
         Old Bendoc-Bonang Road
         Clarkesville Road
         Back Creek Road
         Lower Bendoc Road
         Gulf Camerons Road
         Haydens Bog Road

      BENGWORDEN FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Leathams Road off Bengworden Road
         Boundary Road through “Kyles’ to Moormung off Boundry Road

      Water Supply

         Reilly, 4121 Bengworden Road (375-972)
         Assembly area (water) (405-965)
         Hoffmans, 280 Aitkens Road (435-960)
         Kyles, 4940 Bengworden Road (445-989)
         Bingley, 290 Lower Goon Nure Road (476-980)
         Mitchell, 105 Goon Nure Road (485-005)
         Edwards, 5431 Bengworden Road (481-029)
         Romano, 200 Boundary Road (433-025)
         Sheridan, 705 Swindells Lane (375-972)
         Vardy, 4170 Bengworden Road Bengworden (379-957)
         Fechner, 590 Boundary Road Lindenow South (405-023)



      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Moormurng Forest
         Blond Bay




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      Firebreak Roads - Primary

         Bengworden Road
         Lower Goon Nure Road
         Aitkens Road
         Boundary Road

      BONANG FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Ambyne-Settlement Road – from Hoffman’s gateway to Dave Broderick’s
          gateway
         Bonang Road
         Private roads – K Aure, S Bertella, Tubbut
         McKillops Bridge Road
         Collings Track – (DSE off Deddick Road)
         Deddick River Crossing Reed’s fire access track
         Hobbs Road – from A Brown’s property to Parks Victoria entrance
         Willis Road – from R Newnham’s entry to Boundary Track

      Water Supply – Static

         Snowy River, Deddick
         Deddick River, Lower Ambyne Bridge
         Deddick River, Lower Ambyne Road Bridge
         S Bartella Bridge, Deddick River, Tubbut
         K Aure Bridge, Deddick River, Tubbut
         Gillies Bridge, Deddick River, Tubbut
         Delegate River, Delgate River
         Bonang River, Bonang River Reserve, Bonang
         Deddick River, Tubbut Hall Reserve
         Delegate River, Kirkenong Road Delegate River
         Jingalla River, Dellicknora Road, Cabanandra
         Bonang River, Dellicknora Road Cabanandra
         Bonang River, Bonang

      BRUTHEN FIRE BRIGADE

      Water Supply

         Fireplugs – township area

      Water Supply – Static

         Tambo River at Ramrod Creek off Great Alpine Road – Map 458C
         Town reservoir, Great Alpine Road

      Firebreaks and Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Great Alpine Road (Lamburnes Road to bridge)
         McLeans Track
         Cavanaughs Boundry Track



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      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Brooks Road
         McLeans Road
         Mill Street
         View Street
         Little Dick Range Road
         Pipe Dump Road
         Engineers Road

      Linear Breaks

         Great Alpine Highway (Matthews Garage – McLeans Road)

      Risk Groups

         12 houses – O’Maras Road
         8 houses – Engineers Road
         Brooks Road
         Lamburnes Road
         Chambers Road
         Great Apline Road, North or School

      BUCHAN FIRE BRIGADE

      Water Supply

          Buchan River ford
          Spring fed dams, Bruthen-Buchan Road

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

          Woodgates Road
          Timbarra Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

          Main Street, Buchan

      BUMBERRAH FIRE BRIGADE

      Water Points

         Rosherville Road – two fireplugs at tip site (Map 500A Enlargement P.132)
         Princes Highway Nicholson – two fireplugs between Nicholson River and
          Stephensons Road (Map 499B Enlargement P.128)
         Princes Highway Nicholson – four fireplugs north side township area (Map
          500A Johnsonville Enlargement P.130)
         Princes Highway Swan Reach – six fireplugs between Mossiface Road corner
          and rownship area (Map 500A Swan Reach Enlargement P.130)
         Stephensons Road Nicholson – seven fireplugs (Map 499B Nicholson
          Enlargement P.128)
         Hazeldene Crescent Nicholson – two fireplugs (Map 499B Nicholson
          Enlargement P.128)


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         Patterson Court Nicholson – one fireplug western end (Map 499B Nicholson
          Enlargement P.128)
         Miles Court Nicholson – two fireplugs between Stephensons Road and
          Liddells Road (Map 499B Nicholson Enlargement P.128)
         Max Steward (suitable for helicopter suction) access from corner Harman’s
          Road and Princes Highway (72014)

      Water Supply – Static

         D Crane dam (suitable for helicopter suction) Ellasville Road Nicholson
          (683583)
         Tambo River low level bridge Stephensons Road eastern side (Map 500A
          743-194)
         C Whelan dam (suitable for helicopter suction) Princes Highway Swan Reach
          (777125)

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Tambo River
         Nicholson River
         Princes Highway

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Nungurner Road (Princes Highway to Nungurner School)
         Princes Highway
         Tambo Upper Road
         Stephensons Road
         Duncans Road
         Mossiface-Swan Reach Road
         Normans Road
         Cunninghams Road
         Waddells Road

      CANN VALLEY FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Monaro Highway (north of town)
         Princes Highway (east-west)
         Tamboon Road (south of town)
         Cemetery Track (east of town) – DSE
         Levee Bank (west of town)
         Leslie’s Track – DSE
         Humphrey Track, off Cemetry Track
         Combienbar Trail, DSE

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Princes Highway from 450 kilometre post to 452 kilometre post
         Monaro Highway 0 to 3 kilometres north (town)
         Tamboon Road 0 to 3 kilometres south (town)




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      Water Supply – Static

         Cann River – caravan park
         Cann River – 5 kilometres north of bridge on Princes Highway
         Reedy Creek, Princes Highway – 5.5 kilometres east on Princes Highway
         Reed Bed, Princes Highway – 6.5 kilometres west of Cann River
         Reedy Creek Bridge – 5 kilometres Tamboon Road
         Boulder Creek Road

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Cann River – area bordered on the western side of Cann Valley by Reed Bed
          Track and on eastern side of Cann Valley by Cemetery Track
         Club Terrace/Combienbar – eastern boundary of Combienbar to Coast
          Range Road

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Princes Highway east and west of town
         Monaro Highway north of town
         Tamboon Road south of highway

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Reed Bed Track
         Cemetery Track
         Levee break along river, West Cann Road
         West Cann Road
         Old Coast road

      ENSAY FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Jacobs Meadow/Conners Hill/Spring Creek located Swifts Creek East Road
          to Little River Road
         Windy Ridge Road
         Gooch’s Road
         Murrell’s Road
         Nally’s Road
         Morass Creek Road
         Breakfast Creek Track
         Old Coach Road – Tambo Crossing

      Water Supply – Static

         Ensay Hall, Great Alpine Road, 45,000 litres
         Fire brigade – static storage of 45,000 litres (63.0 73.5)
         Little River – Horsefall Street (64.8 74.2)
         Little River – Great Alpine Highway (63.0 73.5)
         Tambo River – Ensay Doctors Flat Road (63.3 69.2)
         Tambo River, Ensay South Hotel
         Tambo River, Sandy Creek, Great Alpine Road
         Ensay Sports Ground, Ensay Doctors Flat Road

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         Tambo River, Tambo Crossing, Old Coach Road

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Little River Road
         Johnston Street
         Great Alpine Road

      FERNBANK FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

          Limpyers Lane from Fernbank-Glenaladale Road to the plantations
          Unnamed Road (2850055 to 301052) from Fernbank-Glenaladale Road to
           Princes Highway
          Chettles Lane
          Sinclairs Lane
          Sand Track – continuation of Pearce Street to Ringside corner
          Resides Lane
          Rash’s Lane from Fernbank-Glenaladale Road to plantations
          Honysuckle Lane from Fernbank-Glenaladale Road to plantations

      Water Supply – Static

          Dam –Chatsworth East Princes Highway (Map Reference 298025)
          Dam – Delvine Park Princes Highway, suitable for helicopter (Map Reference
           315055)
          Dam – Lindsay White Resides Lane, suitable for helicopter (Map Reference
           315075)
          Dam – Lindsay White Resides Lane, suitable for helicopter (Map Reference
           305075)
          Dam – Fernbank Water Reserve Fernbank-Glenaladale Road (Map
           Reference 282085)
          Dam – Midway Plantations Stockdale Road (Map Reference 270086)
          Dam – J and L White Resides Lane, suitable for helicopter (Map Reference
           255095)
          Dam – Midway Plantations Stockdale Road (Map Reference 258135)
          Providence Ponds, Watercourse-Stockdale Road (Map Reference 240113)
          Dam – Lindsay White Fernbank-Glenaladale Road, suitable for helicopter
           (Map Reference 295075, Grid Reference Region 11 Map 498 B423 182)
          Dam – APM Fernbank-Glenaladale Road (Map Reference 272148)
          Dam – Doug White, Fernbank-Glenaladale Road, suitable for helicopter (Map
           Reference 285077)
          Dam – Shaun Tomlinson, Fernbank-Glenaladale Road, suitable for helicopter
           (Map Reference 308106)
          Dam – Shaun Tomlinson, Fernbank-Glenaladale road, suitable for helicopter
           (Map Reference 285110)
          Dam – Don Sargood, Princes Highway access Sargoods Lane (Map
           Reference 269034, Grid Reference Region 11 Map 498 B443 157)
          Dam – Craig Bush Princes Highway, access Frews Road, suitable for
           helicopter (Map Reference 301997, Grid Reference Region 11 Map 498
           B389 183)
          Dam – APM, Stockdale Road (Map Reference 257096, Grid Reference
           Region 11 Map 498 B389 183)

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          Dam – Max Treasure, Fernbank-Glenaladale Road, suitable for helicopter
           (Map Reference 290142)
          Dam – Spence, Sand Track, suitable for helicopter (Map Reference 299096)
          Dam – Beasleys, Stracey’s Lane, suitable for helicopter (Map Reference
           310022)
          Dam – Geoff Johnson, Fernbank-Glenaladale Road, suitable for helicopter

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

          Princes Highway
          Fernbank-Glenaladale Road
          Dargo Road
          Fernbank-Lindenow South Road
          APM maintained firebreak
          Fernbank-Stockdale Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

          Honeysuckle Lane
          Rash’s Lane
          Limpyers Lane



      FLAGGY CREEK FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Stone Cottage Lane
         Wy Yung-Calulu Road west of Rodericks Road

      Water Supply

         Mitchell River at Wuk Wuk Bridge, Lindenow-Glenaladale Road
         Boggy Creek at Hodges Estate Road crossing
         Mitchell River, Calulu Bridge, Settlement Road
         Hydrant below water storage, Wy Yung Calulu Road

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Crown land bordering brigade area

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Rodericks Road
         Wy Yung-Calulu Road
         Boggy Creek Road
         O’Dohertys Road
         Hodges Estate Road

      Firebreak Roads - Secondary

         Boggy Creek Road



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      Risk Groups

         Isolated community, Parkers Lane

      GELANTIPY FIRE BRIGADE

      Assembly Area

         Kooranda Park [Map 417(1)]

      Water Supply

         Two bores with standpipes
         Spring (Map 417A, Grid Reference 102 685)
         Dam (Map 837C, Grid Reference 102 685)
         One bore – Wulgulmerang Road Red Soil Creek (Reference 118 968) (3)
         One bore – Gelantipy, Rogers Road (Reference 126, 834) (20)
         Gelantipy Creek
         Butchers Creek (Reference 115, 778)
         Little River
         Suggan Buggan River

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         DSE interface between the public land and private land boundary

      GLENALADALE FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Swifts Lane
         Friday Creek Road
         Woorara Lane
         Chettels Lane
         Wallers Road



      Water Supply

         Glenaladale Recreation Reserve, 100,000 litres in tanks (Ref 305200)
         Ravdells Road, Mitchell River (Ref 331203)
         Perry’s Crossing, Mitchell River (Ref 345180)

      Dams

         J and S McKenna, 100ml, suitable for helicopter suction (Ref 285195)
         M and R McKenna, 500ml, suitable for helicopter suction (Ref 276214)
         Calajero, 70ml (Ref 262252)
         Coonawarra, 10ml, suitable for helicopter suction (Ref 255267)

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Irrigated Mitchell River flats


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      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Beverleys Road
         Dargo Road
         Fernbank-Glenaladale Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Friday Creek Road
         Weir Road

      Fire Hazards – Points

         Coonawarra Holiday Resort, Dargo Road
         Echo Bend Caravan Park, Dunbar Road

      GOONGERAH FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Bonang MainRoad
         Mt Jersey Road
         Ellery Creek Road
         Joys Creek Track (east)
         Sardine Creek Road and bridge (first 600 metres)
         Unnamed road into Dead Bull Farm
         Private Road – R Shannon
         Mill Track (Martins Creek)
         Aberdeen Road

      Water Supply – Static

         Goongerah Creek, Aberdeen Road
         Brodribb River, Private Road (R Shannon)
         Brodribb River, Sardine Creek Road
         Brodribb River, Joys Creek Track East
         Brodribb River, South Boundary “Rous” block
         Brodribb River, Ellery Creek Track
         Dam near Becherer yards
         Creek and river at Dead Bull Farm

      HILLSIDE FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Robins Road (McArthurs Track – continuation of Scotts Lane
         Marriage Lane (southern end towards Princes Highway)
         Scotts Lane (southern end towards Princes Highway)

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Fireplugs on Bengworden Road from Princes Highway to aerodrome
         Fireplug, corner Racecourse Road and Princes Highway



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      Water Supply – Static

         Significant dams for brigade area are listed in Region 11 map books
         Dam, suitable for helicopter suction hose, M Lowe 310 Dargo Road

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Mitchell River valley and river flats

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Princes Highway
         Railway Line

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Bengworden Road
         Humphrey’s Lane/Hines Lane
         Redcourt Lane
         Hillside Road
         Hines Lane

      KALIMNA WEST FIRE BRIGADE

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Rosherville-Metung Road
         Nungurner Road/Conwall’s Road – hydrant
         Fergusons Lane/Princes Highway – hydrant (581900 5810200)
         Kalimna West Road/Princes Highway – hydrant (583500 5809400)
         Firestation Nungurner Road – 35,000 litre tank (579400 580990) with 44,000
          litre tank on adjoining property

      Water Supply – Static

         Nungurner Jetty, Lake (salt water) (Map Ref 500C Coordinates X 783 Down
          064)
         Council reserve dam – corner Jetty Road and Kleinitz Road Nungurner
         Dam, Craig Risely, corner Princes Highway and Nicholson Road (580600
          5812000)
         Kleinitz dam – Nungurner Road (580000 5810600)
         Nungurner Jetty
         Forestech, Scriveners Road (Ref 316115)

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         East Gippsland Water’s sewerage treatment plant irrigated farm, Bruce Track

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Scriveners Track,
         Nungurner Road (school to Rosherville Road)
         Nungurner Jetty Road,
         Loop Road


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         Princes Highway
         Kalimna West Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

          Hunters Lane

      LAKES ENTRANCE FIRE BRIGADE

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Reticulated water

      Water Supply – Static

         Dam at oil bore – Pine Hill Reservoir, corner Ocean View Parade and Gold
          Ring Road
         Dam at oil bore – laneway past Secondary College (top end Whiters Street)
         Dam at oil bore – Great Lakes Airfield, Hoggs Lane
         No 2 Jetty North Arm
         Golf Club, Golf Links Road
         Sunny Lakes Reservoir, Albatross Road

      Water Points

         Dam at Great Lakes Airfield
         Dam at O’Donnels Drive

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Hunters Lane
         Colquhoun Road
         Princes Highway west of Lakes Entrance

      Firebreak Roads - Secondary

         Albatross Road
         Part Eastern Beach Road
         Thorpes Lane
         Ostlers Road
         Capes Road
         Falks Lane
         Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust – part of Toorloo Regional Fire Brigade
         Blairs Road

      LINDENOW SOUTH FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

          Scotts Lane
          Robins Road (McArthur’s Track) continuation Scotts Lane
          Mandeans Lane (Map Ref 498A, 350115-360115)




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      Water Supply – Reticulated

          Lindenow
          Lindenow South
          Walpa

      Water Supply – Static

          Mitchell River, Wuk Wuk Bridge, Lindenow-Glenaladale Road
          Plus significant dams for brigade area are listed in Region 11 Map Book

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

          Mitchell River Valley/Lindenow Flats

      Firebreak Roads - Primary

          Lindenow-Glenaladale Road
          Meerlieu Road, from Princes Highway to Boundary Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

          Princes Highway

      MALLACOOTA FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Wangarabell Road (to Wangarabell Road 24km west of Genoa. Wangarabell
          Road comes off Princes Highway northeast of Genoa)
         Wallagaraugh Road (off Princes Highway southwest of Genoa)
         Jones Creek Road (off Princes Highway southwest of Genoa)

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Fire hydrants in town

      Water Supply – Static

         Dam and fire hydrant at golf club, Allen Drive Mallacoota
         Dam on Hargreaves’ property
         Betka River Bridge, Betka Road Mallacoota
         Main reservoir, Genoa Road
         Two dams at Jim Buckland’s, Lakeside Drive northwest of Mallacoota
         Dam on Hayes’ property, Genoa-Mallacoota Road, Mallacoota
         Dam on Souter’s property, Mirrabooka Road Mallacoota
         Tank, corner Gipsy Point Road and Genoa-Mallacoota Road

      Firebreaks and Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Karbeethong Road area (burnt over five year cycle with DSE)
         Karbeethong Avenue area (burnt over five year cycle in conjunction with
          DSE)
         Along Pipeline Track to Betka Pumping Station, southern boundary of town
         Mallacoota Aerodrome


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         Settlement Ponds, Waterholes Road Mallacoota (burnt over five year cycle in
          conjunction with DSE)

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Mirrabooka Road (burnt over five year cycle in conjunction with DSE)
         Bastion Point Road
         Mortimers Paddock

      MARLO FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Marlo-Conran Road
         Conran-Cabbage Tree Road
         Cape Conran Road
         Healey’s Road
         Marlo Plains Road
         Motts Beach Road
         Stirling Street
         Conran Road
         Tabbara Road
         William Court

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Water (reticulation) throughout Marlo (ex William Court) with strong pressure

      Water Supply – Static

         William Court – WP at protea farm (Ref 394-155)
         Marlo-Cabbage Tree Road (Ref 402-164)

      Tabbara WP

         Brodribb River
         Cabbage Tree Creek (Healey’s Road)
         Local dams

      Marlo

         Marlo Plains, Palms Track
         Cabbage Tree Creek (Ref 451211)
         Cape Conran Road (Ref 485153)

      Burbang Park

         Tanks (open top) behind office (Ref 495-162)
         Dam (large quantity water) (Ref 498-158)

      Conran Road

         Swamp (Burbang) (R ef 473-154)
         Closed top tanks Conran Park (Ref 526-146)


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         Marlo Aerodrome tank with CFA outlet

         Snowy Campus Cape Conron Static Tank

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zone

         Fifteen metre firebreak around township, north and north east, following
          Duncan, Stirling, Tower and Middle Streets
         William Court – north west farmland
         William Court – south 100m powerline break off Crown land
         Fuel reduced blocks north of Marlo township
         Fuel reduced William Hunter Flora Reserve east of JBJ Development Estate
         Fuel reduced Marlo coastal park south of William Court from William Court to
          Marlo-Cabbage Tree Road
         Fuel reduced Marlo Aerodrome locality along Marlo-Cabbage Tree Road and
          Marlo Plains Road

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Marlo-Cabbage Tree Road
         Healey’s Road
         Conran-Cabbage Tree Road
         Burbang Road
         Aerodrome Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Powerline Corridors
         Motts Beach Drive
         Tabbara Road

      METUNG FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Christmas Street/Park Road/Stirling Road
         Coontinuation of Cattleman’s Track to Rosherville Road
         Government Road, corner Punt Road and Reynolds Road (Howletts Landing)
          to Rough Road

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Reticulated water

      Water Supply – Static

         Geoff Barton’s dam – Metung Road (574100 5808580)
         Boat ramp – Shaving Point Main Road – Salt Water
         Two dams – Kings Cove Golf Course, Hardy’s Road/Broadlands Road
         Chinaman’s Creek – corner Main Road and Rosherville Road Salt Water
          (575010 587070)
         Peter Wyatt’s dam – Punt Road (574200 5809520)
         Andrew’s Boat Storage – Cattleman’s Track (574500 5809560)
         Olive Farm – Hardy’s Lane behind shed (572510 5808020)


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         Tambo River – Rough Road (574510 5811020)
         Tambo River – Rough Road (573520 5811530)
         Tambo River – Metung Road (575060 5811060)

      Linear Breaks

      Lineal Firebreaks

         Normans Road
         Hardy’s Road
         Metung Road Part
         Nungurner Road Part
         Broadlands Road
         Bedford Road
         Cantrills Road to Bayview Court
         Gilsenans Drive

      Fire Access Roads

         Cantrills Road
         Gilsenans Drive
         Broadlands Road
         Hardy’s Road
         Metung Road

      MOUNT TAYLOR FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

          Holes Road

      Water Supply – Reticulated

          Gammons Road, Mt Taylor Fire Station (Map P.119, Grid Reference 535
           168)
          Bullumwaal Road, opposite fire shed (Map P.119, Grid Reference 534 167)
          Lanteri’s Road, junction Lanteri’s Road and Link Road (Map P.119, Grid
           Reference 533 174)
          Lanteri’s Road, no marker inside fence of Wy Yung homestead (Roberts)
           (Map P.119, Grid Reference 532 175)
          Bullumwaal Road, opposite Link Road at Overy’s gate (Map P.119, Grid
           Reference 532 174)
          Bullumwaal Road, opposite sawmill (Map 499, Grid Reference 524 195)
          Bullumwaal Road, end of line, Tony Villani’s cattleyards (Map 457, Grid
           Reference 525 205)
          West Clifton Road, 240 West Clifton Road Bordonaro (Map 457, Grid
           Reference 537 205)
          West Clifton Road, 330 West Clifton Road, end of line, Waterhole Creek
           (Map 499, Grid Reference 535 208)
          Damons Road, opposite first house, Klaus Schmidts (Map 499, Grid
           Reference 524 197)
          Damons Road, end of line opposite L Battista (Map 499, Grid Reference 515
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          Mt Lookout Road, end of line Mt Lookout Road north/west of storage tanks at
           J Leadoux (Map P.119, Grid Reference 522 182)

      Water Supply – Static

          Ivan Percival Bullumwaal (Map 456D, Grid Reference 478 324)
          S Coco
          Joan Stinto Bullumwaal Road Mt Taylor (Map 457E, Grid Reference 520 260)
          Ken Norris Greenhills Mt Taylor (Map 457E, Grid Reference 515 257)
          Bull Flat Bullumwaal Road Mt Taylor (Map 457E, Grid Reference 523 247)
          Hazel Dell Bullumwaal Road Mt Taylor (Map 457E, Grid Reference 525 242)
          H Lutz, enter off Boyds Road Mt Taylor (Map 457E, Grid Reference 530 230)
          Kent Park Old Bullumwaal Road Mt Taylor (Map 456F, Grid Reference 487
           227)
          Schimmens, Faulkners Spur Road Mt Taylor (Map 457C, Grid Reference
           515 302)
          DSE water point Mia Mia Road Mt Taylor, 0.5km south Bullumwaal Road
           (Map 456F, Grid Reference 482 293)
          Buff Baggs Clifton Creek Crossing Mt Taylor (Map Ref 457E, Grid Reference
           541 214)
          S Lanteri access off Dumonts Road Wy Yung at old diary (Map P.119, Grid
           Reference 529 183)
          Gusbeth, Turners Road (Map 457E, Grid Reference 533 278)
          Corner of Beynons Road and Mt Lookout Road (Map 456F, Grid Reference
           492 206)
          Melwood Crossing (Map 456F, Grid Reference 446 235)
          Junction Holes Road and Damons Road (Map 499A, Grid Reference 518
           199)
          Border between Sections D and F, access off Boundary Track (Map 456,
           Grid Reference 500 300)
          Boggy Creek upstream of Boggy Creek Bridge on Bullumwaal Road access
           TXU (Map 456F, Grid Reference 484 295)
          Holmes Crossing Boggy Creek (Map 456F, Grid Reference 465 275)
          Kent Park, 200 metres from Tices Road Mt Lookout Road intersections (Map
           456F, Grid Reference 486 227)
          Max Lind’s access off Laytons Road (Map 457E, Grid Reference 518 227
          S Baud access off Boyds Road (Map 457E, Grid Reference 553 227)

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

          Laytons Road/Boyds Road to creek
          Mt Lookout Road/Tower Road
          Hodges Estate Road
          Wy Yung-Calulu Road
          Dockertys Lane
          West Clifton Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

          Bullumwaal Road
          Eastwood Road




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      NEWMERELLA FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Orbost-Buchan Road
         Corringle Road
         Princes Highway east and west
         Mitchell Road
         McLaughlin’s Road

      Water Supply Reticulated

         1 hour water supply on township after no power

      Water Supply – Static

         Dam at Newmerella Reserve
         Dam at W R Creek
         Corringle backwater
         Waygara mill dam
         Sewerage farm

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         The Princes Highway – rail trail forms a large buffer zone through the middle
          of the brigade’s area running east/west
         To the north the Snowy River forms another buffer zone which extends to the
          eastern boundary

      Firebreak Roads - Primary

         Princes Highway
         Rail trail

      MOSSI-TAMBO FIRE BRIGADE

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Reticulated for Wiseleigh and Mossiface townships

      Water Supply – Static

         Clancy’s Corner, Mossiface (Page 458E, Grid Reference 225 722)

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Mossiface Flats
         Tambo River

      Linear Breaks

         Great Alpine Road Omeo Highway at Mossiface to Bruthen
         Dukes Road
         Nowa Nowa road from Bruthen to Tambo Upper intersection



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      OMEO FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

          Barbers Lane – Omeo Highway to Golf Course Road
          Margetts Road – Bilton Street to Depot Road
          Cousins Lane – Day Avenue to Hallets Road
          High Forest Road to Tolands Road
          Parish Boundary Lane – Omeo Valley Road to Benambra Road
          McNamara’s Lane
          Connleys Road
          Bald Hills Road

      Water Supply – Reticulated

          Town supply at hydrants

      Water Supply – Static

          Livingstone Creek
          Swimming pool

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

          Mt Mesley – Mt Sam – Bingo
          Mt Mesley

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

          Omeo Highway/Great Alpine Road, Bilton Street, Depot Road, Sebastopol
           Hill Road
          McNamara’s Lane, Connleys Road, Bald Hill Road, Barbers Lane, Parish
           Boundary Lane, Livingstone Creek

      ORBOST FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Acces Roads

         Sandy Flat Road
         Scout Camp
         Garnets Track
         Knockup Track
         South Boundary Road
         Coulsen Track
         Youngs Creek
         Newton Creek Track
         Pows Road
         Tower Road
         Duggans Road

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Fireplugs are fitted to the main from Brodribb to Orbost
         Orbost is serviced with a reticulated water supply


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         Fireplugs are also situated at strategic points on the water main on Major
          Creek Road
         Fireplugs fitted – Jarramond Road down to B Road and Huxters Road
          intersection

      Water Supply – Static

         Cabbage Tree Creek has a creek running through the centre
         River access at Garnetts Track
         Lagoon

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Northern boundary – Crown land
         Southern boundary – Snowy River and Princes Highway
         Eastern and western boundaries – Crown land

      Linear Breaks

         Duggans Lane
         South Boundary Road
         Murphy’s Road – Martin Street
         Major Creek Road – B Road
         Princes Highway
         Coulson’s Road

      PAYNESVILLE FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Reserve Road in wildlife park, Eagle Point
         Government Road reserve running south from the corner of Gravelly Point
          Road and Centre Road (the old school site)

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         All hydrants and water points as marked in Region 11 map books

      Water Supply – Static

         Gippsland Lakes shoreline
         Mitchell River
         McLeods Morass
         Raymond Island – urban area is served with reticulated water supply
         Simon West – Wattle Point (dam)
         Trevor Robinson – corner Lake Victoria Road and Pecks Road
         R and D Brownlow’s – corner Humphrey’s Lane and Forge Creek Road south
          side

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Raymond Island – fifty metre firebreak east of township along Tenth Avenue,
          Twelfth Avenue and Seventh Parade extension



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         Raymond Island – ten metre firebreak along the rear of Western Boulevard
          and remaining urban zone

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Part Forge Creek Road
         Romawi Road
         Lower Goon Nure Road
         Lake Victoria Road
         Bairnsdale-Paynesville Road
         Humphrey’s Lane
         Grandview Road
         Racecourse Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Gravelly Point Road
         Centre Road
         Eleventh Parade
         Acacia Road
         Western Boulevard from foreshore to Gravelly Point Road
         Sanctuary Court
         Government Road and Centre Road ten metre break east of township
          boundaries from Seventh Parade to foreshore end of Western Boulevard

      Department of Sustainability and Environment

         Fifty metre break rear of township/rural properties from First Parade to
          Eleventh Parade
         Twenty metre break rear of private property from Eleventh Parade to Centre
          Road and then a ten metre break around perimeter of Lot 5
         Twenty metre break from Centre Road to both Gravelly Point Road and
          Acacia Road
         Twenty metre break south east from Centre Road through Lot 47 to foreshore
         Twenty metre break south east off Centre Road from old school site to Crown
          land
         Ten metre break around perimeter of Lots 40-45

      SARSFIELD FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Bullock Hill Road
         Doyles Road
         Salmonds Road
         Bellbird Road

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Balfours Road, 2.2km from Deptford Road (Grid Reference AMG – EU 580
          182)
         Deptford Road, 1.4km from Great Alpine Road Reference AMG – EU 595
          193)



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      Water Supply – Static

         Deptford Road, 1.6km from Great Alpine Roadetts (Grid Reference AMG –
          EU 594 194)
         Kelvin Magree, 50 Orrs Road, Bairnsdale (Map 499A, Grid Reference 560-
          165)
         Dennis Hammond, 55 Norths Road, Clifton West (Map 457E Grid Reference
          569-205)
         Peter Riley, Deptford Road (opposite 675) Clifton Creek (Map 457E Grid
          Reference 580-235)
         Cyril Riley, Polly Walker Road, Clifton Creek (Map 457E Grid Reference 580-
          270)
         Tim Knight, 1145 Deptford Road, Clifton Creek (Map 457E Grid Reference
          575-285)
         Swimming Hole, Macarthurs point, Bellbird Road, Clifton Creek (Map 457F
          Grid Reference 610-235)
         John Nichols, Nichols Road off Great Alpine Road (bottom sandhill) Sarsfield
          (Map 457F Grid Reference 605-205)
         Goodmans, McNamaras Lane (opposite 130) Sarsfield (Map 499B Grid
          Reference 605-171)
         Nicholson River Bridge Sarsfied Great Alpine Road (563847 5821345)

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         Crown land north of Clifton Creek and Sarsfield settlements, west from Clifton
          Creek to Nicholson River

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Princes Highway
         Great Alpine Way
         Eastwood Road
         Deptford Road

         Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Orrs Road
         McNamaras Lane
         Turners Road
         Balfours Road
         Waterholes Road

      SWIFTS CREEK FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         McLarty’s-O’Rielly’s Road
         Brookeville-Charlotte Spur Access Track

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Tambo River at various locations
         Reticulated town water
         Swimming pool


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         Dormit Sawmill

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Great Alpine Way
         Carrol’s Lane
         Gun Club Lane
         All formed streets within the township shall be slashed on an annual basis

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Butter Factory
         Sheltons Lane
         Tom Fitzpatricks Lane
         All formed streets within the township shall be slashed on an annual basis

      TOORLOO FIRE BRIGADE

      Fire Access Roads

         Cliff Road to Red Bluff (DSE)
         Red Bluff to 90-Mile Beach Caravan Park (DSE)

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Reticulated water Lake Tyers and Lake Bunga
         Veldens Road, Rules Road

      Water Supply – Static

         Dams at Great Lakes Airport, Colquhoun Road
         Mill Point Road left hand side facing north (Page 104, Map 501, Section A,
          Grid Reference 112 941, Reference 58)
         Neal Road 200 metres at south of house (Page 104, Map 501, Section A,
          Grid Reference 108 945, Reference 67)
         Cliff Road 300 metres at west down McKenzie’s driveway (Page 134, Grid
          Reference 089 924)
         Whadcoats Road 100 metres at Down Road on right hand side (Page 134,
          Grid Reference 089 940)
         Old Bunga Road 100 metres at north side of road (Page 134, Grid Reference
          098 919)
         Veldens Road behind nursery on right hand side (Page 104, Map 501,
          Section A, Grid Reference 191 921, Reference 1)
         Lens Road 100 metres at left hand side past cattle yards (Page 104, Map
          501, Section A, Grid Reference 187 978, Reference 19)

      Linear Breaks

         Colquhoun Road
         Old Bunga Road
         Mill Point Road
         Lake Tyers Road
         Southern Boundary Road (Forestry)



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      WAIREWA FIRE BRIGADE

      Water Supply – Reticulated

         Fire hydrants in Nowa Nowa

      Water Supply – Static

         Various waterholes along Hospital Creek
         Dams on Mottle Range Road
         Lake Mystery at Tostaree
         Various dams in private property through the brigade area
         Forestry water points marked by signs

      Firebreaks – Buffer Zones

         DSE land to the north, east and north of Wairewa, Tostaree and Nowa Nowa
          townships and south of the Princes Highway

      Firebreak Roads – Primary

         Princes Highway
         Bruthen-Nowa Nowa Road

      Firebreak Roads – Secondary

         Wairewa Road

      Linear Breaks

         Nowa Nowa to Buchan Road
         Red Knob Road
         School Road, Nowa Nowa (township area)
         Trevaskis Road, Wairewa
         Old Princes Highway, Tostaree




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                                      APPENDIX 3
                                 VICTORIAN RISK REGISTER




To be supplied when available.




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