National Bushfire Management Policy Statement – Objectives and KPIs
A landmark body of work prepared by Forestry Australia’s Forest Fire Management Committee and the Forest Fire Management Group (FFMG) was released in October 2022.
Turning the Goals of the National Bushfire Management Policy Statement into Objectives and Key Performance Indicators aims to guide improvements in bushfire management and provide consistent reporting nationally on achievements and assist governments and private organisations to tackle Australia’s growing bushfire problem and save lives, land and property.
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The Objectives and KPIs complement The National Bushfire Management Policy Statement which was agreed to by the Premiers and Chief Ministers of all States and Territories, and the Prime Minister, in 2014. This Statement provides an agreed view for good fire management practice across Australia’s forests and rangelands. It identifies a set of principles to guide fire management and lists 14 specific goals to deliver on those principles.
Fire ecologist Dr Kevin Tolhurst AM, from the University of Melbourne, who led the development of the new framework said the introduction of measurable outcomes would provide a means to systematically analyse Australia’s fire management progress towards meeting the documented national goals.
“We have developed this framework to promote greater co-ordination, collaboration, and accountability across state and federal governments, and are calling for buy-in at all levels.
Forestry Australia President Bob Gordon said it was vital that all states and territories worked together to tackle the nation’s growing fire challenges in a coordinated and accountable manner.
- To watch the launch of the Objectives and KPIs by Dr Kevin Tolhurst AM and Gary Morgan AM AFSM click HERE
- To read Media Release, click HERE