Reports

Delivery Report March 2010

The first Interim Report of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission (VBRC) was released on 17 August 2009 and included 51 recommendations.  Paragraph 13.8 of the VBRC Interim Report required the state to provide a Delivery Report by 31 March 2010.  Mr Neil Comrie AO, APM as the Implementation Monitor, was tasked with completing the Delivery Report on behalf of the state.

The Delivery Report addressed the progress made by the state and its agencies regarding the implementation of the recommendations in the Interim Report of the VBRC and where appropriate the outcomes and effectiveness of the government’s response to the recommendations.

Mr Comrie submitted the Delivery Report to the VBRC on 31 March 2010 and gave evidence to the VBRC on the matters raised in the Delivery Report.

Implementation Monitor Reports

The Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor Act 2011 (the BRCIM Act) requires the Implementation Monitor to produce a number of reports:

  • Progress Report by 31 July 2011 (tabled in Parliament on 29 July 2011)
  • Final Report by 31 July 2012 (tabled in Parliament on 31 July 2012)
  • Annual Report by 31 July 2013 (tabled in Parliament on 31 July 2013)
  • Annual Report by 31 July 2014 (tabled in Parliament on 5 August 2014)

Progress Report - July 2011

The Progress Report is based on the Implementation Monitor’s assessment of the state’s progress in carrying out implementation actions as outlined in the state’s Implementation Plan for each of the VBRC’s Final Report recommendations.   The Progress Report provides details on the progress of state government agencies in completing implementation actions, the effectiveness of the method used to carry out implementation actions and the efficacy of such implementation actions.   

The Progress Report was tabled in Parliament on 29 July 2011.  The Progress Report is available for download from this website.

Final Report - July 2012

The Final Report builds upon matters raised in the Progress Report and continues to provide details on the progress of State Government agencies in implementing the VBRC’s recommendations.

The Final Report was tabled in Parliament on 31 July 2012. The Final Report is available for download from this website.

Annual Report - July 2013

The 2013 Annual Report provides an update on the ongoing implementation actions committed to by the State in response to the 67 recommendations made by the VBRC.

It is delivered in accordance with section 12 of the BRCIM Act and follows from the Progress Report of 2011 and the Final Report of 2012.

The 2013 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 31 July 2013. The 2013 Annual Report is available for download from this website.

Annual Report - July 2014

The 2014 Annual Report is the BRCIM's last report and is delivered in accordance with section 12 of the BRCIM Act. It provides an update on the implementation actions that were outstanding at the time of publishing the 2013 Annual Report. The report was tabled in Parliament on 5 August 2014. 

The 2014 Annual Report is available for download from this website.

Annual Report - August 2014 -

In August 2014, the Victorian Government requested the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) to monitor implementation of the remaining recommendations and actions from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Under this monitoring function, IGEM will publish an annual progress report on the emergency management sector's progress with implementing the remaining recommendations through a similar approach to that taken by the BRCIM from 2011 to 2014.