Glenorchy City Council Bushfire Mitigation Strategy
Glenorchy City Council is currently in the final stages of developing our Bushfire Mitigation Strategy for Council managed bushland.
The strategy is being designed with the objective of achieving the most efficient and effective way of reducing bushfire risk on bushland managed by Glenorchy City Council, while also contributing to a 'tenure blind'** bushfire mitigation approach to the Greater Hobart community.
The strategy identifies Glenorchy City Council's statutory responsibilities around bushfire mitigation and sets our overall objectives and outline the practices and procedures and the actions required to meet them.
The strategy will also include individual Bushfire Mitigation Plans for key bushland areas managed by Council, including Lowes Ridge and Arunta Crescent Reserves in Berriedale, Goat Hills and Poimena Reserve (including Roseneath Park) in Austins Ferry. These Bushfire Mitigation Plans will provide a detailed strategic approach to mitigate the impacts of bushfire in targeted areas and will be delivered in the secondary phase once the Bushfire Mitigation Strategy is endorsed.
As at July 2020 the draft Strategy is being reviewed by industry specialists, aiming to be endorsed by Council before summer 2020.
Once finalised, the strategy will reflect that of similar Bushfire Mitigation Strategies adopted by land managers within Tasmania.
In the meantime, you can view Council’s current Bushfire Mitigation Policy by clicking here. The policy was first adopted by Council in June 2017 and was most recently updated in July 2019.
(** A 'tenure blind' approach looks at bushfire risk holistically at a Greater Hobart scale, not just the Glenorchy municipality.)