Autumn 2019 Fuel Reduction Burns
Fuel reduction burning within Council managed bushland helps reduce the bushfire risk to Greater Hobart, and helps maintain the ecological values within our bushland reserves. This Autumn, Council, in conjunction with the Tasmanian Fire Service Bushfire Risk Unit, plan to undertake a 46ha fuel reduction burn located at Limekiln Gully, Glenorchy. For more information contact Council's Coordinator Bushfire Management 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 Lowes Ridge Reserve including Arunta Crescent Reserve – Berriedale, 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 in late 2019.
Once completed the strategy will reflect that of similar bushfire mitigation strategies adopted by land managers within Southern Tasmania.
Tenure blind - Looks at bushfire risk holistically at a Greater Hobart scale, not just the Glenorchy Local Government area.