Fire Risk Reduction
The devastating bushfires of the 2003 summer affected us all to varying degrees but most importantly taught us valuable lessons, which we should take to heart.
Consultations with the CFA prior to the fires described the risks and the best methods to reduce them. These methods were put into practice before, during and after the fires and seem obvious now that we have the experience behind us.
The only question that remains is will we use our experience and new found knowledge to ameliorate the risks that we face at Mount Hotham on a regular basis so that we are never faced with the same situation that developed in January 2003?
The Mount Hotham Resort Management Board wishes to see Mount Hotham kept safe for its stakeholders, visitors and users and therefore seeks the co-operation of all in striving to achieve this.
It is clear that if we follow the guidelines that have been developed by the CFA through decades of experience preventing and fighting bushfires we will stand our best possible chance of remaining safe and preserving our property at Mount Hotham.
It is well known that bushfires are not as common in the Alpine areas as they are in some of the lower regions where more prolific growth occurs especially of grasses. All the same lightning strikes are relatively common in the Alps as Rob Callander the Mount Hotham fire tower operator describes. Rob began work on the tower in ’95, and said that each year there are a few lightning strikes, which are usually extinguished by DSE crews before they become large fires.
What this means is that there is always the risk that a fire will start on a hot and windy day and threaten the MountHothamVillage area through ember attack. Therefore this program is to reduce the risk, subsequently assisting in protecting Mt Hotham for all.
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- Lease Renewal Business Plan Template & Cash Flow Template
- Executive Briefing for Head Lessees - 31st March 2009
- Executive Briefing for Head Lessees - 27th March 2007
- Executive Briefing for Head Lessees 27 March 2007
- Panel Report for the C17 Amendment
- Green Light for $500 Million Mt Hotham Redevelopment
- Keep Winter Cool
- Amendment C17 and Planning Permit Application - RMB Submissions
- Community Emergency Risk Management Workbook
- Lodge Managers Meeting, Saturday 17th June 2006
- Stakeholder Meeting, Opening Weekend Sunday 11th June 2006
- Executive Briefing for Head Lessees - 22nd Feb 2006
- Fire Sprinkler Retrofit - RIS on New Building Regulations 2006 Submission
- Fire Sprinkler Retrofit - RIS on New Building Regulations 2006
- Environmental Protection Agency - Ecological Footprint
- Wastewater Reuse Project Community Funding Contribution
- Retrofitting Fire Sprinklers to Accommodation Buildings
- Notice of Fox Poisoning Program Using Foxoff® Baits
- Findings of Independent Probity Audit into Alleged Conflict of Interest Issues
- Waste Water Recycling makes Hotham Snow Making Sustainable
- Alpine Nursery Business will Continue to Blossom
- Feral Predator Control Program - Update 24/07/05
- Snow Clearing Higgi Drive, Hotham Village
- Mt Hotham ACCESS AND PARKING STRATEGY and PARKING PRECINCT PLAN - DISCUSSION DRAFT – 25 FEBRUARY 2005
- Bushfire Risk Reduction Works Timetable
- Feral Predator Control Program - Update 02/12/04
- Call 000 now for all fire emergency calls
- Hard Waste Collection for Mt Hotham Resort 2004
- Victorian Alpine Resorts Combine Efforts to Improve Water Quality in the High Country
- Fire Risk Reduction
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