Energy Safe Victoria

Let's help you see the right content.

Please make a selection

We are using cookies.

Energy Safe Victoria uses cookies to help give you the best possible user experience. By continuing to browse this site you give consent for cookies to be used.

Continue

Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee

In 2011 the Victorian Government announced a $750 million Powerline Bushfire Safety program (PBSP). The 10-year program will deliver on recommendations (27 and 32) of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and aims to reduce the risk of bushfires caused by electrical assets without causing significant impact to electricity supply reliability.

ESV is assisting the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in the roll-out of this program.

Further information is available on the DELP website here.

About the committee

The Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee (PBSC) was established in 2016 by ESV under Section 8 of its Act.

Purpose

The PBSC exists to provide the Director of Energy Safety (DoES) with comprehensive expert advice to support ESV in its administration of the Electricity Safety (Bushfire Mitigation) Amendment Regulations 2016 (the regulations) and any advice ESV may in turn provide government on further policy changes that maybe required in the light of actual experience.

PBSC documents

All documents drafted by the Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee will be made available for public review. You can find these below.

PBSC Meeting one – 05.12.16