An independent report has found DELWP combines hectares burnt by cool burns with that burnt by bushfires to achieve its bushfire risk reduction target. This photo was taken between Wiseleigh and Waterholes (about 25 minutes from Bruthen) on January 6 this year. Photo: Phil Ridgway
Local forestry expert: policy is meant to reduce bushfires, not rely on them
The findings of the the Victorian Auditor-General’s report into Reducing Bushfire Risk have been slammed by a Latrobe Valley consultant and forestry expert, who said the fact the state government’s residual risk level target was only reached by including large bushfires was “a nonsense”.