Fires that started on 21 November 2019 and continued throughout the 2019/20 summer, burnt across the East Gippsland and North East regions. The fires were exceptional in size and impact. Over 1 million hectares or 56% of East Gippsland was burnt. These fires impacted many of the waterways, including rivers in the far east, the upper Snowy, Tambo, Nicholson and upper Mitchell catchments.
The EGCMA is working closely with landholders and communities in fire affected areas across the region, whose lives and livelihoods were impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires. With an integrated and coordinated approach to bushfire recovery across East Gippsland the following documents provide an overview into projects undertaken by the EGCMA.
The EGCMA is working together with landholders, GLaWAC, Moogji Aboriginal Council and partner agencies to deliver the Buchan River recovery works.
The EGCMA continues to work with landholders, partner agencies and the broader community of Mallacoota and Genoa to deliver a coordinated approach to looking after the catchments of far east Gippsland.