MEDIA RELEASE – 21 June 2020

Where to Now for the Bushfire Inquiries?

The catastrophic bushfires of 2019/20 in eastern Australia are likely to be repeated with greater severity, as south-east Australia becomes hotter and drier, and dynamic fire propagation becomes more frequent. The various Bushfire Inquiries will, no doubt, recommend changes to fire-fighting, fuel reduction and building practices which have, in the past, been based on common steady-state forest fire behaviour. When bushfires become powerful enough to generate their own weather systems, however, little can be done to stop them.

REVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ACT

Introduction

The Ginninderra Falls Association (GFA) was formed in 2010 and incorporated in 2011 for the purpose of encouraging the creation of a national park along the Murrumbidgee River to the west of Canberra. On 10 June 2016, GFA lodged a submission to the Commonwealth Department of the Environment in relation to EPBC SAO24 West Belconnen/Parkwood Development, now known as Ginninderry which is located adjacent to the Murrumbidgee.

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