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News and announcements

09 Dec
2016

Jet-setting Regent crosses the Alps for a coastal change

A captive-bred Regent Honeyeater released in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park in north east Victoria has been recently found 270 kilometres away in south Gippsland.

Tagged as: Fire and emergencies

02 Dec
2016

Firing up our forest fire fighters

Designed to enhance their skills in protecting communities from bushfire, 14 of Forest Fire Management Victoria's firefighters undertook a rigorous training exercise this week at Cave Hill Creek Camp-site, near Raglan in the  Grampians region.

Tagged as: Fire and emergencies

02 Dec
2016

Looking out for our fruit bats

With summer weather on its way, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) advises that we are also entering the breeding season (summer through autumn) for the Grey-headed Flying-fox (fruit bat).

Tagged as: Environment and wildlife

02 Dec
2016

Fire Awareness Awards winners announced

A diverse range of projects were recognised for excellence at last night's annual Fire Awareness Awards.

Tagged as: Fire and emergencies

01 Dec
2016

Simple ‘Cool To Touch’ campfire safety message this bushfire season

With today the first day of summer, Forest Fire Management Victoria has this simple message for the bushfire season – 'If your campfire is Cool To Touch, you are safe to leave'.

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30 Nov
2016

Time to Target 155

The first day of summer has seen the Minister for Water officially reactivate the voluntary Target 155 water efficiency program for metropolitan Melbourne and announcing a new program, Target Your Water Use, for regional Victoria.

Tagged as: Environment and wildlife

30 Nov
2016

Planned burning finishes up in Central Victoria

Fine weather forecast for the Bendigo region this week signals the last opportunity to conduct planned burns for the spring planned burning season in Central Victoria.

Tagged as: Fire and emergencies

28 Nov
2016

Planned burn to reduce bushfire risk near Anglesea

Smoke is expected to be visible at Anglesea when Forest Fire Management Victoria firefighters conduct a planned burn today (November 28).

Tagged as: Environment and wildlife; Fire and emergencies

25 Nov
2016

Planned burning likely to start in Central Victoria

Milder weather forecast for Central Victoria this weekend mean fire crews are expecting to conduct planned burns.

Tagged as: Fire and emergencies

25 Nov
2016

Costerfield mine shaft cave-in to be made safe for the community

A 61 metre mine shaft in Costerfield will be repaired in the coming weeks after heavy rains made the original cover subside and cave in.

Tagged as: Forestry and land use

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