The Australian Government’s response to the impact of the devastating 2019-20 bushfires has been informed by expert insights and feedback from conservation and wildlife care organisations, business, industry, Traditional Owners, scientists, natural resource managers and governments.
Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel
In January 2020, the Minister for the Environment convened the Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel to assist in prioritising recovery actions for native species, ecological communities, natural assets and their cultural values for Indigenous Australians, which had been affected by the 2019-20 extreme fire events.
In January and February 2020, Minister for the Environment the Hon Sussan Ley MP hosted a series of emergency roundtables which brought together more than 200 stakeholder experts from government, non-government, industry and business focused on immediate bushfire recovery actions.
The Minister hosted a national roundtable in August 2020 focussed on the second phase of the Australian Government’s $200 million investment in bushfire recovery.
Regional co-design workshops
A series of stakeholder workshops were held in August and September 2020 to inform the Australian Government’s $110 million investment in the seven most vulnerable regions following the 2019–20 bushfires. Workshops included discussion of strategic on-ground actions targeting the most impacted native species, ecological communities and natural assets.