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Committees and advisory groups
Bushfires NT is supported by the Bushfires Council and Regional Bushfires Council.
The Bushfires Council is a statutory body that has a legislated responsibility to advise the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources on bushfire prevention and control in the Northern Territory.
Under section 26 of the Bushfires Management Act, members of the Bushfires Council are appointed for a three-year term of office.
The Bushfires Management Act also establishes Regional Bushfire Committees that have a statutory requirement to advise the Bushfires Council on measures to be taken to prevent and control bushfires and likewise to manage bushfires within their gazetted Fire Management Zone.
Regional Bushfire Committees are a crucial component of the government’s community engagement for bushfire management. To fulfil this obligation it is important to have a strong representation by landholders of the geography and economy of the regions.
Members are appointed to Regional Bushfire Committees under section 36 of the Bushfires Management Act.
For more information contact Bushfires NT.
Bushfires Council NT members
|Paul Blore||Chair - Bushfires Council NT|
|Chris Whatley||Savanna Representative|
|Robert Bright||Vernon Representative|
|Walter (Matt) Braitling||Deputy Chairman - Alice Springs Representative|
|Shaun Ansell||Independent member|
|Paul Swain||NT Fire and Rescue Service Representative|
|Bruce Sawyer||Primary Industry Representative|
|Dianne Tynan||Member / President Bushfires Volunteer Association|
|Garry Cook||CSIRO Representative|
|Norm Hooker||Tennant Creek Representative|
|Todd Smith||Bureau of Meteorology Representative|
|Elizabeth (Liz) Bird||Alice Springs Representative|
|Alice Beilby||Savanna Representative|
|Patricia (Trish) Rigby-Christophersen||Northern Land Council Representative|
Last updated: 12 October 2017