Unprecedented nationwide bushfire activity in 2019–2020 had devastating and wide-ranging impacts, not just on those who have seen their homes and properties destroyed or damaged by the bushfires, but also businesses suffering financial hardship. The ACA offered a range of information, resources and other pertinent links, and a series of reflections and invaluable advice from architects experienced in bushfire recovery work.
Housing Displaced Residents
Peter Johns recalls the project to provide temporary housing at Kinglake following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, and reflects on lessons learned and how the profession might be effectively involved in the current recovery.
Architects’ Potential for Community Recovery
As architects discuss how best to support recovery from the current bushfires, it is helpful to reflect on previous experiences and processes. What can we learn? Rob Stent’s examination of the recovery process after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires provides cautionary insight and suggestions for the future.
ACA President’s Comment – February 2020
As disaster strikes, John Held discusses the importance of sharing knowledge and experiences, and the broader role of the architect in society.
Working Closely with Bushfire-Affected Communities
BVN co-CEO Ninotschka Titchkosky revisits the rebuilding of the Narbethong Community Hall and offers some invaluable advice about bushfire recovery work.
Resources for the Bushfire Crisis
Unprecedented nationwide bushfire activity in 2019-2020 has had devastating and wide-ranging impacts, not just on those who have seen their homes and properties destroyed or damaged by the bushfires, but also businesses suffering financial hardship. This Resource Roundup includes updated information, resources and other pertinent links.
After the Fire: Be Patient, Considerate and Strategic
Kim Irons of Irons McDuff Architecture cautions patience to those keen to offer aid to those affected by the bushfires.
Bushfire Response: Information & Resources
The national bushfire crisis is devastating, and our hearts go out to all affected. The ACA offers the following information as a starting point, and will develop further resources and publish more in-depth information over time.