Increase funding for fire fighting purposes, create forward operations areas, improve communications and increase firebreak and road maintenance throughout the year.
Those are just the tip of the iceberg of ideas the Rolland Plains community says needs to be immediately addressed, discussed and implemented if there is to be any positive outcomes in the prevention of future devastating bushfires.
Other suggestions include, the eradication of flammable introduced grass species that permeate landholdings along with making fire awareness a year-round philosophy.
The Rolland Plains Community Group was front and centre in organising meals, accommodation and support during the 2019 bushfire that ravaged the valley and neighbouring Bellangry and Pappinbarra.
Group members including Neil and Janette Jones, Judith Farrand, Rod Innes and Phillip Morton also said the community needs to be more understanding about creating and maintaining firebreaks and fire trails and hazard reduction burns.
The group and the trust ground committee has each received council grants under the federal government's bushfire recovery funding for important works at the hall and the neighbouring recreational ground.
Mr Jones said volunteers were cooking over 250 meals a day at the trust grounds at the height of the 2019 blaze.
"We also had about five families living at the trust ground during this time," he said.
"The goodwill of the community at that time was tremendous."
The Rolland Plains Hall has been recognised as a safe space with funding for a large capacity water tank, and the installation of fire sprinklers around the hall.
Mr Morton said the hall had been selected because of the potential to be cut off during times of natural disaster.
"This is an isolated valley and we can be cut from Bellangry and Telegraph Point," he said.
"This hall is a central meeting place for residents. The funding will also include a container with a generator and pump which can be used to further protect the hall.
"That is a fantastic result for the community."
Mr Innes said mobile connectivity was a major issue for fire fighters and residents and needs to be upgraded.
He described the 2019 bushfire season as "horrific" but said it was exacerbated by the 2017 fires at Pappinbarra.
"We were essentially surrounded with the main blaze coming from the Bellangry area," he said.
"There had been some hazard reduction undertaken but we were basically a green patch surrounded by burnt out forest.
"Our season started back in August with some containment lines being put in place which did slow the fires spread.
"That was before the Stockyard (East) fire joined up ... I think the local RFS volunteers went about 42 days straight during that period."
Mr Morton said firebreaks need to be maintained to help ensure good road access for fire fighters.
"The neglect of our bush management was absolutely atrocious," he said.
"It was obvious that there was going to be an issue (with bushfires) last year.
"We needed historic fire trails cleared and maintained.
"We also need to look at locating helicopters more strategically to ensure they can fight fires at their source."
Mr Innes said there needs to be an overhaul of fire fighting technique including allowing fires to meet a predetermined containment line.
The group praised the efforts of the community in dealing with the bushfire threat while maintaining a strong network for local and visiting fire fighters.
At times during the 2019 fires, the trust's recreational ground was providing hot meals to fire crews from Victoria, South Australia, ACT, USA, Canada and New Zealand along with the families living on site.
"I think our set up here (at the trust ground) was appreciated," Mr Jones said.
"We provided high quality meals to the fire fighters and provided shelter for residents who had concerns about their safety.
"Now that the trust ground committee has secured funding for new refrigerators and cooking appliances it means we could play a vital role as a forward operations area."
Mr Jones reiterated his belief that landholders need to also take more responsibility for fire prevention on their properties.
"You just can't do nothing if you have a landholding," he added.
The group was watching the outcome of the federal and state government bushfire inquiries with some interest and is looking forward to attending the bushfire recovery information session at the hall on August 18.
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