Paving the way

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Friday, September 13, 2013 - 2:38am

Our annual conference is always a highlight of the year for the Bushfire CRC. Last week, our 10th and final conference was held in Melbourne. From my perspective, it could not have been a better week. Record representation from fire, emergency management and land management agencies heard all week the latest Bushfire CRC research presented across the entire program.

This is what your Bushfire CRC is all about: science and research presented to the industry for debate, discussion and ultimately, utilisation. The best value from the research is when it is taken up and understood by our end user partners.

It was pleasing all week to catch up with many of you, and to see many of you networking with our industry partners. These partnerships are a big part of the Bushfire CRC; their importance should not be underestimated.

Ten years ago we had a vision for the future. ‘What would fire research look like in this country?’ Much of this vision has been achieved as we move into a new era, with a new and bolder vision.

The Bushfire CRC has helped to pave the way for a great future for the industry.