This is the fifteenth - GM’s Update re: - Boundary Alignment Project - Update No. 15/2010. I will continue to keep you informed as we move forward.
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Work on Boundary Alignment is full steam ahead. There is just over seven weeks until Brigade will be transitioning to their new District/s.
Brigades have been working on the first draft of the Brigade Template with many of them having submitted the templates back to Peter Plant our Boundary Alignment Project Officer for assistance with the input of data.
Once the Brigade Transition Template is finalised it will be signed off by the Brigade Captain and the incoming and outgoing General Manager’s to ensure full transparency for the Brigade on the transitioning arrangements.
Following consultation and meetings it is clear that some Brigades are ready to make the move to the new boundaries.
Following the recent Thursday evening workshop at the Kinglake West Fire Station the Kinglake West, Kinglake and Toolangi Brigades have said they are comfortable to transition to District 12.
Last Wednesday I meet with the Chief Officer to discuss the situation for the Emerald and Clematis Brigades and their desire for an exemption to the Boundary Alignment move. The Chief Officer will provide advice on this shortly.
Joint AMT Meetings
The Outer Metro Norwest (OMNW) AMT has organised a bus trip on 16th May to meet the Brigades which will be transitioning to the new District 14. They will also be meeting with the Brigade Management Teams including Lower Yarra Group personnel on the evening of the 20th May.
This Thursday night I will facilitate a meeting to look at the possible formation of the Nillumbik Group. Operations Manager John Deering will attend from OMNW along with Operations Officer Justin Justin and Boundary Alignment Project Officer Peter Plant.
Boundary Alignment Field Project Managers Workshop
Last Thursday CFA Boundary Alignment Field Project Managers, Regional Communications Advisers and members from the Ready for the Future Program Office met to review the current status of the Boundary Alignment Project.
The meeting was a good opportunity to gain an understanding of the work that needs to be done for Boundary Alignment and to share ideas and solve problems.
Participants were given the opportunity to provide feedback on the best way to communicate with members and to highlight important action items that need to be addressed.
It was agreed that Field Project Managers would continue to provide regular updates on a fortnightly basis to the Program Office to provide an overview on what is happening out in the field.
You are always welcome to contact me with any questions you may have or you can contact Peter Plant on 0408 116 851 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As I have indicated I will continue to provide an update to the Region on a regular basis.
Lex de Man
CFA Yarra Area