UPDATED 4.15pm:The Country Fire Authority has just downgraded a Watch and Act message to Advice for a bushfire at Terip Terip and surrounding areas.
Following council’s commitment of $250,000 and state government pledging $750,000, the federal government announced Sunday $750,000 funding for the Kinglake Streetscape Renewal Project.
Australia’s high rates of forest loss and weakening land clearing laws are increasing bushfire risk, and undermining our ability to meet national targets aimed at curbing climate change.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia today dismissed Maurice Blackburn’s Black Saturday class action taxation dispute. There will be no further payment to class action participants.
“The 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Bushfires has been a particularly difficult time for the communities of Murrindindi Shire. This milestone meant different things to different people, but we all stand together on the other side of 7 February,” Cr McAulay said.
Tonight’s Black Saturday Memorial Service in Melbourne will be simulcast live from 6pm.
LIVE 9.33pm: Fire extinguished.
A small scrub fire has been reported in St Andrews, east of the Main St near Dodd Rd, at 4.36pm.
LIVE: Helitack 303 just called in (4.32pm) to Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) aviation stating “we may have to stand down as there are thunderstorms approaching.”
The Bureau Of Meteorolgy (BoM) predicts a gusty south-westerly change will hit Melbourne (CBD) around 3.30pm this afternoon. The change may make fires difficult to control and they may break containment lines.