Community safety and engagement

2011 Southern Australia Seasonal Outlook Workshop Full Report

The 2011  Southern Seasonal Bushfire Assessment Workshop was held in Adelaide on August 23 and 24 and chaired by Rob Sandford, Assistant Chief Officer of the Country Fire Service, South Australia. The workshop, supported by the Bushfire CRC, brought fire and land managers and meteorologists together to evaluate the upcoming season for the southern part of Australia, below the Tropic of Capricorn.


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The 2011 Perth Hills Fires - Community Surveys


On the weekend of 5 and 6 February 2011, two major bushfires devastated separate areas of the natural and built environments in the Perth metropolitan area.  One of the fires took place across the suburbs of Red Hill, Herne Hill, Millendon, Baskerville and Gidgegannup (hereafter Red Hill–Brigadoon fire) (City of Swan), the other occurred in Roleystone and Kelmscott (hereafter Kelmscott–Roleystone fire) (City of Armadale).  The Bureau of Meteorology had issued a Fire Weather Warning (FWW) and a Total Fire Ban (TFB) had been declared for all the f


Jim McLennan recognised for research leadership and mentoring

Professor Jim McLennan of La Trobe University has been awarded the Bushfire CRC's Special Recognition Award for the high quality of his research leadership and mentoring researchers.
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Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2011-12

Fire Note 86:  A thick, tall band of grass extends across much of the middle of Australia from the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in southern Queensland and the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales. The grass – waist- and even shoulder-high in places –  has flourished because of the heavy rains that accompanied the very strong La Niña event at the beginning of 2011.

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