Time to Perform
The Bushfire CRC has been advised by the Australian Government of an important review that will require the involvement of some of our partners.
The Chair of the CRC Committee, Mr Neville Stevens AO, has informed us that the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research will conduct a Performance Review of the Bushfire CRC in April 2012.
This Review is usually conducted after three years of a CRC but given that the Bushfire CRC is only funded for a three year term, the Department has decided to conduct it after the first year.
The CEO of the Bushfire CRC, Gary Morgan, said he would soon be personally requesting the support of partners to either attend the review hearings or to be available to offer written or oral support.
“This presents the Bushfire CRC and all its partners with opportunity to show the worth of our research program, the usefulness of our outputs and the soundness of the path forward into an ongoing fire research institute,” he said.
This Performance Review follows the First Year Visit of the Bushfire CRC which was completed in December.
All indications from the First Year Visit were that the Department and CRC Committee were satisfied that the Bushfire CRC was on track to meet its deliverables by 2013.
The Performance Review will be conducted by a panel chaired by Mr Stevens at the Bushfire CRC offices in Melbourne from 17-19 April 2012.