Jen was contracted by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to establish and facilitate the Mallee Fire Advisory Committee during its first year of operation (2014-2015). The group brings together a variety of regional interests including the environment, farming, local communities, native birds, beekeeping and tourism.
The committee was initiated following significant stakeholder concern after a fire that originated on public land destroyed some private assets and threatened others. It enabled frustrated stakeholders to learn about DELWP’s fire management practices and to provide input into future fire planning, prevention and management practices.
MFAC continues to function effectively on the basis of the early meeting arrangements set up by Jen.
Jen was supported in this work by Andrea Mason (Finding North).