What is CBBM?
Community Based Bushfire Management (CBBM) is one of the projects under the State-wide, Victorian Government funded Safer Together project. It adopts a community development approach in reducing bushfire risk through using community knowledge, values, skills, resources and strengths. It promotes the community being at the centre of decision making and working in equal partnership with different agencies as together we aim towards safer and more resilient communities.
There are currently 21 communities across the State engaged in CBBM, supported by nine facilitators embedded within the CFA, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and local government.
As an area with high bushfire risk and community interest, Seaton and Glenmaggie joined the CBBM program in April 2022.
Get in touch
If you’d like further information on the upcoming events or projects, or have any other questions or ideas for community initiatives, please get in touch with Seaton and Glenmaggie’s CBBM Facilitator Rebekah Baynard-Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0427 368 657.
Glenmaggie Community Night 2.0/Summer Briefing | December 2022
With bushfire season around the corner, it was great to bring Glenmaggie permanent residents, non-permanent residents and business leaders together to hear from DELWP about bushfire risk in the landscape. We also heard from the local brigade captain and 1st ltnt who explained a bit about what to expect this fire season, both the seasonal outlook as well as what the community can do to prepare for fire season. It was also a wonderful opportunity for people to get to know people in their neighbourhood and find ways to stay in touch, especially in times of trouble. Thank you to Mitch from DELWP for sharing an informative presentation on risk modelling, to Charee from the Red Cross for the useful resources such as the ‘Hey Neighbour’ postcards, Dave and Darryl from the brigade, and of course the Hall Committee for hosting us in their fantastic community hall.
Glenmaggie Community Night | July 2022
On 27 July, Glenmaggie community members came together for a night of connections, discussions and of course good food! With some fun activities and small group discussions, the group brainstormed the best things about Glenmaggie, some areas for improvement and ideas for boosting disaster resilience.
Stay tuned for some meetings and actions to follow! To get involved, fill out this Expression of Interest form.