A fire management plan for the site remains in place. Improved road access for firefighters, firefighting water supplies and ring main are provided onsite. (A ring main is a primary loop connected to pumps, so there are two routes for water to flow in case one side gets blocked.)
Emergency services would control any incident at the site. Community advice and warnings would be issued by Emergency Management Victoria as required.
The CFA has developed several response plans to mitigate the risk where possible. These plans include actions on initial response and the potential for an escalating fire, and involve several aspects, including aviation response, air monitoring, water supply and public information.
The CFA, EPA and City of Greater Geelong continue to work alongside other agencies to further enhance our response plans.
There is a highly collaborative approach between the agencies to do all that is possible to reduce the likelihood of fire and limit the impact to the community.