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Response from Lily D’Ambrosio, Loch Sport Fire Risk Petition

Mr Danny O’Brien MP
Member for Gippsland South
54B Cunninghame Street
SALE VIC 3850
Ref: PET000473
“*PET000473*”
Dear Mr O’Brien MP
LOCH SPORT FIRE RISK
Thank you for tabling the Loch Sport Fire Risk Petition in the Legislative Assembly of Victoria in February
2020.
In previous correspondence to you about concerns of bushfire risk, road access and power security in Loch
Sport, I commended this community for taking the initiative to explore what can be achieved to improve fire
preparedness and resilience in the Loch Sport township.
I understand that the Loch Sport Community Representative Committee met with land management and
emergency response agencies again on 7 April and information and discussion was shared on a range of
matters including fire history, fuel breaks, fire behavior modelling and mechanical treatments.
To support the Loch Sport community in bushfire and emergency preparedness, I am advised that the
group of agencies will continue to meet with the Loch Sport Community Representative Committee and
there will be a further meeting in Spring to update the community and provide opportunity for further
discussion.
I trust the above information will be of assistance, and once again, I would like to thank the community for
their initiative and support for continuing the conversation towards making their community safer.
Yours sincerely
Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Minister for Solar Homes
10/06/2020