We are a coalition of community groups and individuals united by a concern that the Victorian Government's recently announced 10/30 rule is not based on sound scientific evidence and will lead to unintended consequences.
We are an independent coalition of like minded people who love the bush and want to continue to live in it. Bushfire safety is a big part of our lives. But we also know that wanton removal of vegetation is not a panacea.
Don't misunderstand us - we clear fine fuels, trim branches of trees and bushes, substitute with less flamable plants and other vegetation management practices to make our properties as defendable as the site allows (and yes the planning scheme allows all this). But we also understand that there are limits to this and that absolute safety is not possible. We manage risk. We make choices. And at a certain point no amount of vegetation removal is going to lessen that risk. We also understand that there are positives to keeping some of the vegetation near a property.
We are not affiliated with any political parties or groups, religious organisations or NGOs; we are simply a collection of people who have joined together on this common issue. We are tired of the overly simplistic, knee jerk response to the important issues of bushfire risk management and biodiversity.
Our members come from places far and wide across Victoria including Macedon, Toora, Dandenong Ranges, Hurstbridge, Mount Alexander, Smiths Gully to name a few. In our first two days of operation we have had over 100 people register. Ordinary people who understand that:
Click here to contact us or by ringing:
Media Enquiries/Spokesperson: Louis Delacretaz 0407 300 188
General Enquiries: Julie Buxton 0413 317 230