Neighbourhood Safer Places
Firstly, I'd like to acknowledge the enormous effort put in place by our people to assess Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs), with some great outcomes. Since 24 December 2009, a total of 40 NSPs were designated, with 243 sites assessed by CFA. Today, 135 NSPs have been designated with 694 sites assessed by CFA. In addition, 40 sites have been reassessed.
I am writing in response to a recent front page Weekly Times article titled ‘Map Trap’.
The article claimed that the Victorian Government, through the CFA, had failed to meet one of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Interim Recommendations, by not including the location of Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) in the recently released Edition 3 Central mapbook.
This is not the case.