2017 Access and Inclusion Winner


Balmoral Fire Connect

Led by: Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership

Supported by:  RMIT Centre for Urban Research, Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre, Country Fire Authority

Balmoral Fire Connect is a project started by  the Southern Grampians-Glenelg Primary Care Partnership. The project uses innovative approaches to reach people often missed by bushfire safety education. Partnering with RMIT University, the project mapped connections between Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre staff and their community, and had staff pass on bushfire safety information, helping reach older people and their families. The project also had two local community groups “pass a parcel” of information around their community, passing information packs on to their neighbours friends and families.

The project reached a diverse group, starting conversations about fire across the community.

The judges commended the project for great inclusion and its transferability to other places.


No finalists were appointed, as there was a standout application.

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