Alpine Council has called for the development of national standards when responding to emergencies to resolve the cross-border issues faced during the summer bushfires.
A submission published by the National Natural Disaster Arrangements Royal Commission this week stated the major impacts were an economic loss of 90 million and "the emotional effect" of people evacuated from their homes.
"Examples have been shared of unnecessary distress caused to individuals and communities due to differing plans and processes with emergency services on each side of the border," the submission stated.
It was suggested that resource sharing between Victoria and NSW would help.
Alpine Council also said it had communication issues with police, who stopped staff trying to collect rubbish.
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