Bushfire Management Committees will have the following functions:
- Develop, implement and monitor a Bushfire Management Plan for its area of responsibility;
- Forum for discussion and familiarisation between organisations, agencies and individuals, leading to cooperative and coordinated bushfire management;
- Forum for discussion between the community and organisations/agencies;
- Monitoring and reporting bushfire management activities to the State Bushfire Coordination Committee;
- Collaborative community education and consultation;
- Refer issues and recommendations with wider policy implications to the State Bushfire Coordination Committee;
- Required to meet quarterly with a period of time set aside that is devoted as “question-time’ for individuals and the community;
- Required to hold a minimum of one community forum each year;
- Reports to the State Bushfire Coordination Committee.

Recommendation 8