From the Chairman, Len Foster AO
The Governing Board of your Bushfire CRC had one if its regular meetings on 17 April 2013. At that meeting the Board was advised that there was some confusion surrounding the Bushfire CRC.
The following should provide some clarity:
The Bushfire CRC continues under its Commonwealth Agreement until 30 June 2014 and will close as a CRC at that time. However, the Bushfire CRC entity has contractual research obligations over and above those with the Commonwealth which go beyond 2014.
Under the Commonwealth Agreement, the Bushfire CRC has an obligation to develop a Transition Strategy. The Transition Strategy will contain plans for the further delivery of knowledge to industry partners as well as delivery against contracted research obligations. The Board has yet to finalise that strategy which will be subject to member approval. It could mean seeing the Bushfire CRC transition to a new vehicle after 30 June 2014.
The Bushfire CRC Board is deliberating on these matters.