What were some of the recommendations that came out of the 2009 Victoria bushfires Royal Commission?
a fundamental aspect of the Commission’s recommendations is that everyone—the State, municipal councils, individuals, household members and the broader community—must accept greater responsibility for bushfire safety in the future and that many of these responsibilities are shared.
How many fires ripped through Victoria in 2009?
The fires occurred during extreme bushfire weather conditions and resulted in Australia’s highest-ever loss of human life from a bushfire, with 173 fatalities. Many people were left homeless as a result….
|Black Saturday bushfires|
|Date(s)||7 February – 14 March 2009|
|Burned area||450,000 hectares (1,100,000 acres)|
How many recommendations were made from the 2009 bushfires?
After 155 days of hearings, including evidence from more than 400 witnesses, the Royal Commission has handed down its final report with 67 recommendations.
What are the four major Victorian bushfires?
Major Victorian Bushfires
- 1851 – 6 February “Black Thursday” (5 million hectares)
- 1938-39 – December – January “Black Friday” (2 million hectares)
- 2020 – 3 January “Victoria/NSW Mega Blaze” (1.5+ million hectares)
- 2003 – January – March “2003 Eastern Victorian alpine bushfires” (1.3 million hectares)
How did Australia respond to Black Saturday?
The bushfire appeal raised more than $372 million in total. The appeal by the Australian Red Cross raised over $315 million. The Red Cross Blood Service received 6,000 offers of blood donations on the morning of 9 February alone. The Salvation Army appeal raised $17.5 million.
What were the impacts of the Black Saturday bushfires?
The Black Saturday bushfires killed 173 people, 120 in the Kinglake area alone. Another 414 people were injured. More than 450,000 hectares had burned and 3,500 buildings including more than 2,000 houses destroyed. The RSPCA estimated that up to one million wild and domesticated animals died in the disaster.
What caused the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria Australia?
Most of the bushfires were the result of arson, collapsed power lines, and natural events such as lightning strikes. The fires were not fully contained or extinguished until March 14. dry.