Massive bushfire in putty could burn for a month at a time, with devastating effect on residents and businesses and community centres, and for the environment,» Mr Clarke said.
«We will do everything that is necessary and right to protect the lives, safety and welfare of residents and businesses of this state.»
But Mr Clarke said he would not be «cowed» by the threat, and would be pushing to the Department of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability to develop action plans to protect people, infrastructure, water and the environment, and improve bushfires protection and management.
He said he had agreed to the State Government funding the $11.5 million cost for fire suppression, but not the cost of maintaining the putty, and if the departmen예스카지노t received enough money for this it would be able to provide it for the duration of the State Government’s $2 million, six-month extension of funding, he said.
He said: «I am pleased that I got that funding for Putty but it still has to be built by now.
«That is what we need now, it is what the State Government needs, not me.»
Mr Clarke said the department had received hundreds of calls from businesses in Victoria expressing concer바카라n over the fire risk they were facing and about people being forced to stay home because of the risk they were exposed to.
«I think people need to be able to be confident and safe,» Mr Clarke said.
He said, in the past year, it had taken the department a total of 40 hours to build the Putty project.
He said he understood some had called to complain that it had taken too long to start putting Putty on the ground, but this would also take some time.
«So we will need time to get it there, which will be on a regular basis in this long term deal,» Mr Clarke said.
«There will be a number우리카지노 of weeks of delays as we build it, but if we make the commitment to put Putty here by the end of the year we will be able to provide that for the rest of this term as well.»
He said the department had provided its work plan for the whole of this year, to include the work to build Putty.
«We will start putting Putty up to the end of this year and we will work with all the businesses around Victoria to get it out and then put Putty on the ground as quickly as possible,» he said.
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