Central Highlands Regional Council is encouraging anyone affected by and involved in last year’s bushfires to complete a submission to the Queensland Government’s 2018 Queensland Bushfire Review.
Council’s Coordinator Disaster Management Glenn Bell said this is the opportunity for people to have their say and influence decision-making at state government level.
‘If you were affected by the fires or involved in the response to the fires, you really have the opportunity to comment on how the bushfire operation went,’ he said.
‘I encourage people to take part in this review and give their general observations related to the fires from all aspects including preparation, event coordination, interaction between agencies and those on the ground, post-event follow-up and agency support.’
A submission should contain facts, research, arguments and recommendations and, where necessary, include supporting documents.
Mr Bell said people should reflect on questions such as ‘what went well’ and ‘what did not go well’, ‘how could this be improved’ and ‘who was involved’.
Submissions close at 5.00 pm on 28 February 2019 and can be made electronically or in writing. To find more information and to make a submission visit the Queensland Government Inspector General Emergency-Management site igem.qld.gov.au