Independent Review Report

Mr Mick Keelty AO has delivered his report to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services on 25 June 2020.

The review found that across the emergency services sector the response was remarkable considering the conditions faced were the worst on record.

It also made 15 recommendations including the need for investment in enhanced technology like Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Systems, burnover protection systems, new trucks and a single source of truth and information for community and stakeholders.

Click the link below to download a copy of the final report:

•    Independent review into the 2019/20 bushfire season (PDF, 10mb)

In response, the State Government has already committed to immediate action items resulting from the 15 recommendations. Click the link below the read about these actions.

•    Actions to be completed for the next bushfire season

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