Committees and advisory groups
The Bushfires Council is a statutory body that has a legislated responsibility under the Bushfires Management Act 2016 to advise the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources (the minister) on bushfire prevention and control in the Northern Territory.
Members of the Bushfires Council are appointed by the minister for a three-year term of office, and represent a range of land management interests from across the NT.
Bushfires Council NT members
|Elizabeth Bird||Chair Bushfires Council NT|
|Paul Blore||Deputy Chair Bushfires Council NT|
|Todd Smith||Bureau of Meteorology|
|Dianne Tynan||NT Bushfires Volunteer Association|
|Patricia Rigby-Christopherson||Northern Land Council|
|Benjamin Kaethner||Central Land Council|
|Walter Braitling||Southern member|
|Ian Stewart||Northern member|
|Karen May||Territory NRM|
|Andy Hayes||Chair Alice Springs Regional Committee|
|Alice Beilby||Chair Savanna Regional Committee|
|Shaun Ansell||Chair Vernon Arafura Regional Committee|
|Nigel Gellar||Chair Arnhem Regional Committee|
|Lee Perkins||Chair Barkly Regional Bushfires Committee|
Regional Bushfires committees
The Bushfires Management Act 2016 also establishes Regional Bushfires Committees for each of the NT's five Fire Management Zones.
Regional Bushfires committees have a statutory requirement to advise the Bushfires Council on measures to be taken to prevent, manage and control bushfires within their gazetted Fire Management Zone.
Members are appointed to Regional Bushfire committees by the minister for a three-year term of office.
For more information contact Bushfires NT.
Last updated: 02 July 2019