Winner – Industry
The Fire Game
‘The Fire Game’ is a board game developed by the Surf Coast Shire Council to increase community awareness of bushfire risk among permanent and non-permanent residents and visitors to the Shire.
The game contains locally-relevant information to develop players’ bushfire knowledge and encourage conversation related to household fire plans, preparing properties before fire season and sources of information available. The aim is to equip people to make good decisions in the event of a bushfire affecting their area.
Feedback from participants has been extremely positive, with 81% having reviewed and/or updated their fire plan and 67% have packed an emergency kit.
Finalists – Industry
Leading from Within – Building Resilient Communities
Preparing for Emergencies in Cardinia Shire
Winner – Community
Fire ‘N Friends
Each year the ‘Fire ‘n Friends Bonfire Night’ brings new or isolated community members from the Hesket Kerrie area together. It provides a family friendly environment where community members can share and discuss fire safety before the summer arrives.
Coordinated by Kerrie Hall Incorporated Committee, businesses, local musicians and volunteers all donate time, equipment, food and expertise to ensure the event is a success.
The bonfire itself serves as a physical reminder of how hot bushfires can be, while also providing a way for the community to dispose of green waste as part of their preparations for the fire season.
The event now reaches around 450 people each year, creating a community that is better connected and more aware of how they can prepare for bushfire.
The judges said this was a fantastic grassroots project that connects communities without a central township.
Finalists – Community
WFDRT – National Equine Database
Grampians REDi Community Project