Bushfire Mitigation

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 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 will identify Glenorchy City Council's statutory responsibilities around bushfire mitigation, set 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, and Goat Hills and Poimena Reserves (including Roseneath Park) in Austins Ferry. These Bushfire Mitigation Plans will provide a detailed strategic approach to mitigate the impacts of bushfire in these specific areas.


Council’s Bushfire Mitigation Workgroup is currently developing the strategy after consultation with external stakeholders. A draft strategy is expected to be available for public viewing during 2020.


Once completed, 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.)