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This is a place to interactively examine the lessons from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires and similar events, with a view to finding solutions to the problems of living in an environment that can produce such fires.
Individual isolated houses and tree lined streets need to be re-engineered to allow amenity and survivability.
Population pressure, social expectations, the Australian Dream and Climate Change combine to put more and more lives at risk of bushfire.
Many assumptions will need to be challenged. Things as simple as blacktop (asphalt) road surfaces have contributed to the tragedy.
Please don't feel constrained by budget or technology, treat this as a brainstorming exercise. In 1939 radio communications were in their infancy and cell phones were science fiction.
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