Department of Lands Environment Water & Planning
Online Resource Hub
The Cultural Burning resource hub is a collection of key resources from across the world highlighting the latest research, knowledge and articles from across the world. These online resources include:
- Latest Articles
- Strategies, Policies and Procedures
- International Academic papers
- Audio files
- Excel Worksheets
- Keynote Speeches
The concept of the website came from the Safer Together Project which is an initiative of the Victorian Government to reduce the risk of bushfire in regional and rural areas of Victoria.
Knowledge Hub Functionality
- Advanced search so users can search + filter resources based on their needs via predictive search ie. Type the first 3 letters and the relevant resource will appear making searching quicker and easier.
- Download Resources as a PDF
- Analytics on all resources so DELWP admin know how many times each resource has been downloaded
- Easy to read layout and user experience
- Multiple user access
Calendar of Events
We have created a simple calendar of events which showcases various events across Australia for Fire Forest Managers and Cultural Burning training and workshops.
- Traditional landowners in Victoria
- Traditional landowners across Australia
- Farmers and other land owners from North West Victoria
- Members of the public across Australia
- Government – local, state and federal
- Other DELWP departments
- International traditional owners
The Safer Together Project
Victorian communities expect their land and fire managers to work together, and with the broader emergency management sector, to reduce risk and make people safer, which involves:
- Integrated planning for bushfires, involving all agencies and communities, to decide the right mix of risk management strategies. These might include a mix of land use planning and controls, fire response strategies, the availability of fire refuges, fuel management and other management options.
- Land and fire agencies working together to plan and deliver a fuel management program on public and private land.
- Greater CFA involvement in burns on public land, including local brigade participation and access to shared resources, vehicles and other equipment.