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Call for community input of bushfire museum

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is encouraging locals to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre.

The bushfire museum and education centre will aims to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires such as the Ash Wednesday bushfires, the 1939 Black Friday bushfires and the 1969 Lara fire.

“It’s important that this project is shaped by those who have firsthand experience and knowledge,” Mr O’Brien said.

“A lot of lives have been tragically lost to bushfires in Victoria, so it’s vital that this project reaches its full potential and it can only do that with thorough consultation and direction.”

Input is being sought from bushfire-affected communities, as well as those involved in bushfire recovery and emergency management.

Areas included in the consultation include community views on how a centre or program should function, possible locations if a permanent site was to be established and what visitors would expect to see and learn during a visit.

The Victorian Bushfire Centre public consultation is open until 15 August 2019.

For more information, or to have your say, visit engage.vic.gov.au/bushfire-centre-consultation.

Caption: The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging locals to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre.

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