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Kate Cotters Blog

Contact Kate via her blog if you are now unable to build on your land in Australia, due to the new Bushfire Management Overlay. I am leading a lobby group to a) change the Planning Provisions so that current landholders aren't prohibited from building their homes OR b) landholders are compensated in full for the loss of the value of their land which, under the BMO, becomes unusable and unsaleable. As landholders we want to build to the highest fire standard and protect human life.

We are NOT against building to safety regulations, we are against legislation that prevents our right to build a home on our own property.

Following is Kate's list of addresses to send letters to...

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Spotted: Moorabool News Dec 17, 2013

letter to the editor regarding the Pheonix Fire Model

Read more: Spotted: Moorabool News Dec 17, 2013

Letters re Fire Hazards around Blackwood

On November 16, 2013 The Blackwood Action Group sent letters to Mr Craig Lapsley, Victorian Fire Services Commissioner & Mr Hamish Webb, Acting Regional Manager Land and Fire, Department of Environment and Primary Industries voicing the communities concerns regarding building & rebuilding in a fire prone area.

excerpt ..."The Blackwood Action Group was established by the community to address the fire and sewerage issues which are threatening to limit the town’s viability and survival. Overcoming these issues will be critical for the survival and protection of our community."

Download the letters...

Fire Services Commisioner (.pdf)
letter to DEPI (.pdf)

in the press: Building Law changes

ABC NEWS: Landowners welcome State Government changes to controversial bushfire building laws
read full article on ABC's site

STAR NEWS: Overlay Review Plea
read full article on The Star site


Stage 2 of the Planning & Environment Amendment

Oct 2013: This advisory act provides information about Stage 2 of the Planning & Environment Amendment Act 2013

Download the word file