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Bushfire Death Trap - The Eltham GatewayBushfire expert David Packham and local resident Tim Malseed warn of the risk of extreme bushfire to Tim's fellow residents trapped by the Yarra River. The Paper contains 12 recommendations about how the Victorian Government can mitigate that risk. The recommendations are heavy on Government leadership, and light on taxpayer funds. Visit their website here. View the ABC News item here.
History under fire article written by Bill Gammage in The Age 4 Nov 2012
There is a stark contrast when comparing fire in 1788 to now. Continue reading the article Here Bill Gammage won the Victorian Prize for Literature for The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia.
Belinda Clarkson writes to Prime Minister Gillard warning of a $50 Billion disaster bill risk with future extreme bushfire impacting on a traffic gridlocked residential area. Letter Here
Cr Belinda Clarkson made the following speech at the final Nillumbik Ordinary Council Meeting on 23rd October 2012. "I would like to thank my constituents for your support over the last four years. I have enjoyed working with you despite the apparently false allegations made against me by the Victorian government. I would also like to thank the Nillumbik Ratepayers Association, for commissioning the two, independent, CFA endorsed, Bushfire Assessments in 2003." Complete speech here
The 2012/13 rates have been passed with another whopping 5.9% increase. This again keeps Nillumbik as the highest rating council in Victoria. The rates have increased 27% in this term and 76% since 2005 which is unsustainable. The City of Nillumbik in Melbourne's north will have the highest average rates of any Victorian council - $2122 - a jump of $111 since last year. Herald Sun 29th June 2012
Charges of Conflict of Interest against Cr. Belinda Clarkson were dismissed in Heidelberg Magistrates Court on Friday 15th June. Read the Judgement here. DVL Article
Video on the danger of Bushfire in Warrandyte. Also applicable to most of Nillumbik.
Don't Wait and See is a production of Manningham City Council to assist the residents of Warrandyte and surrounding suburbs in their preparation of their bushfire plans and to understand the specific fire risks associated with living in the greater Warrandyte area.
HOMEOWNERS in Victoria's most bushfire-prone areas will from today be able to clear all vegetation except trees up to 50 metres from their house without a permit, under laws brought in by Planning Minister Matthew Guy.The Age 18/11/2011
Change to the 10/30 rule from 18th November 2011
Roger Franklin on his Book "INFERNO - The day Victoria Burned" On ABC TV