Bushfire Mitigation

Fuel Reduction Burns

Fuel reduction burning within Council managed bushland helps reduce the bushfire risk to Greater Hobart, and help maintain the ecological values within our bushland reserves. Council’s Bushfire Mitigation Workgroup is currently developing a Five Year Planned Burning Program. For more information Contact Council’s Bushfire Mitigation Workgroup on 03 6216 6353.

Glenorchy City Council Bushfire Mitigation Strategy

Glenorchy City Council is currently developing a Bushfire Mitigation Strategy for Council managed bushland.
 
The strategy is being designed with the overall objective to achieve the most efficient and effective means to reduce bushfire risk to bushland managed by Glenorchy City Council, whilst contributing to a tenure blind bushfire mitigation approach to the Greater Hobart community.

The strategy will identify Glenorchy City Council's statutory responsibilities around bushfire mitigation, sets overall objectives, outlines the practices, procedures and actions required to meet them. It also includes general information on bushfire mitigation, details of the bushfire risk assessment process used in Bushfire Mitigation Plans, including methods and data sources, and a glossary of key terms.

The strategy will also include individual Bushfire Mitigation Plans for key bushland areas managed by Council including Amy Street Community Park - Moonah, Catherine Street Reserve including Bethune Street Reserve – Chigwell, Lowes Ridge Reserve including Arunta Crescent Reserve – Berridale, Goat Hills, and Poimena Reserve including Roseneath Park – Austins Ferry. These Bushfire Mitigation Plans will provide a detailed strategic approach to mitigate impact from bushfire to these specific areas.
 
Council’s Bushfire Mitigation Workgroup is currently developing the strategy after consultation with external stakeholders, with draft documents expected to be available for public viewing and comments late 2018.
 
Once completed the strategy will reflect that of similar bushfire mitigation strategies adopted by land managers within Southern Tasmania.
 
In the mean time you can view Council’s Bushfire Mitigation Policy which was adopted by Council in June 2017.

 


 

Tenure blind - Looks at a situation holistically across all land owners/managers. In this context, it means Glenorchy City Council is looking at the potential bushfire risk from fires starting within, entering or leaving Council managed land.

Glenorchy City Council Coordinator Bushfire Management Rob Whittle