My question is to the Environment Minister. It relates to the mounting concerns about the now-extreme rating of fuel loads in Victoria’s East Central fire zone, covering many towns in my electorate.
It also relates to the Government’s reluctance to publicly release fuel load data and maps for the rest of Northern Victoria.
Among those growing concerns, I include the Howitt Society’s recent comments that (quote) “fuel loads are off the scale”. Particularly in towns like Kinglake and Flowerdale so terribly affected by the events of Black Saturday. I ask: what is currently being done to reduce the fuel loads in the East Central fire zone, and indeed in any other part of Northern Victoria where the extreme rating now also applies?