THERE will probably be a commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the 2003 Canberra bushfires on the ACT Bushfire Memorial in Stromlo Forest Park immediately (January 18).
The 2003 bushfires claimed 4 lives, 500 properties and injured and displaced many locally.
“Throughout this memorial interval, our ideas are with the victims of the 2003 bushfires – those that died, households who misplaced family members, those that had been injured, those that misplaced their properties, in addition to those that helped rebuild,” mentioned Emergency Companies Minister Mick Gentleman.
“The ACT authorities has undertaken important reflection and work to be taught from the teachings from the 2003 bushfires and implement a variety of actions to make sure the territory is best ready for bushfire and pure disasters.
“The neighborhood must be assured figuring out that our emergency providers companies are extra ready for a bushfire emergency than ever earlier than. Our emergency response to the Orroral Valley bushfire, storms and the COVID-19 pandemic present how the teachings learnt over the past 20 years have been applied by the ACT authorities and by our neighborhood,
“There are extra know-how and communication channels at our disposal than ever earlier than which suggests our monitoring is simpler and we are able to notify the neighborhood a lot sooner. Surveillance, mapping, and prediction know-how has superior significantly,
“I encourage anybody from the neighborhood who wish to pay their respects to go to all through the day or in the course of the week to put some rosemary on the ACT Bushfire Memorial.”
The general public is invited to go to the ACT Bushfire Memorial at Stromlo Forest Park all through the day immediately, the place rosemary will probably be accessible for these wishing to put it in remembrance. The official commemorative occasion will probably be streamed on-line and is accessible right here from 6:30pm.
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Ian Meikle, editor