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Fire breaks crucial to avoid disaster

Fire breaks crucial to avoid disaster

After three-and-a-half years of inaction, the Andrews Labor Government has failed to provide a timeframe for when the Sydenham Inlet Road fire break will be completed.
This is despite the project being listed as the highest Strategic Fuel Break priority for Gippsland in the Forest Fire Management Victoria’s Strategic Fuel Break Program 2022-2025.
Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, said the Sydenham Inlet Road fire break is crucial for the protection of the community, with the road being the only access in and out of the town.
“A strategic fuel break is Bemm River’s first line of defence and contributes to the overall fire resilience of the town,” Mr Bull said.
“We don’t want a repeat of the Black Summer Bushfires where inadequate roadside vegetation management closed roads to both Cann River and Mallacoota when large trees fell across the road, blocking access to both towns.”

IMAGE: Local MP, Tim Bull, said that strategic fire breaks along roads such as Sydenham Inlet Road are crucial in order to prevent a repeat of the Black Summer Bushfires, which affected much of East Gippsland.

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