Victoria must use risk-based land management burns to prevent bushfires, and dump an annual target, national parks groups say.
Last month Environment Minister Lisa Neville asked the Inspector-General for Emergency Management to conduct a review of performance targets for a future bushfire fuel management program on public land.
The Black Saturday Royal Commission recommended a long-term program of prescribed burning based on an annual rolling target of 5 per cent of public land.
The review will examine a risk-based approach to bushfire fuel management against the existing hectare-based performance target program. The report is due at the end of the month.