Bushfire Recovery

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 provides an overview into projects undertaken by the EGCMA.

Glossy black-cockatoo
Much of the Glossy black cockatoo’s territory was destroyed in the Black Summer bushfires.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past and present.