Which is weird for a bunch of reasons.
- upgraded 70km+ of fire trails
- cleared firebreaks for 300+ School Bushfire shelters
- lots of Asset Protection Zones
But my favorite was a school bushfire shelter design that needed to thin forest that was habitat for the Eltham Copper Butterfly (pic from abc.net.au/science/scribb…)
Fuck no. This is life safety for school kids.
We were able to selectively thin the shrub layer to retain their habitat, but there was definitely an impact.
It is overwhelmingly about safety. Our window to safely burn is rapidly diminishing.
Yes, this is climate change.
Under a Bushfire Hazard Reduction Certificate works are exempt from environmental legislation.
Almost every state has a cut-out like this.
Bushfire safety works literally switch off all of this 'green tape'.