Fern Tree Bushfire Risk

In late January the City of Hobart held a community forum with Fern Tree residents, to educate the community about the risks of major bushfire, and to undertake community consultation on the potential implementation of the Tasmania Fire Service Fuel Break Guidelines in the wet eucalypt forest area around Fern Tree and Wellington Park.

During the next stage of the engagement listening posts were held on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018 for residents to learn more about the Fuel Break Guidelines’ recommendations, and discuss the impact these would have on site. These meetings provided a platform to talk about the desired visual outcome and how bushfire protection can be integrated across private and public lands.

Approximately 20 residents attended each listening post and all were supportive of the proposed fuel break works. There was a keen interest in a program of partnership with Council to improve bushfire protection on private property as well. Residents in attendance are invited to send in further comment via the feedback form below. Further information provided on the day is also available in the document library on the right of this page.

Thanks to all who have participated in the engagement process your feedback and support is important input into the final plans that will be presented to Council later this year.

In late January the City of Hobart held a community forum with Fern Tree residents, to educate the community about the risks of major bushfire, and to undertake community consultation on the potential implementation of the Tasmania Fire Service Fuel Break Guidelines in the wet eucalypt forest area around Fern Tree and Wellington Park.

During the next stage of the engagement listening posts were held on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018 for residents to learn more about the Fuel Break Guidelines’ recommendations, and discuss the impact these would have on site. These meetings provided a platform to talk about the desired visual outcome and how bushfire protection can be integrated across private and public lands.

Approximately 20 residents attended each listening post and all were supportive of the proposed fuel break works. There was a keen interest in a program of partnership with Council to improve bushfire protection on private property as well. Residents in attendance are invited to send in further comment via the feedback form below. Further information provided on the day is also available in the document library on the right of this page.

Thanks to all who have participated in the engagement process your feedback and support is important input into the final plans that will be presented to Council later this year.

The City of Hobart is interested in hearing your thoughts regarding the Fern Tree Bushfire Risk project.  
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Regarding the Chimney Pot Hill question: There is a series of vegetation clearing sites on Chimney Pot Hill (really Ridgeway Reserve).The powerline easement has been cleared by TasNetworks to maintain safety of the 22kva line and the major clearing under the active HV lines to the East.City of Hobart has slashed fire break and fire trails to enable us to undertake a series of Hazard reduction burns in the next 12 months.Some areas have been cleared in disrobed regeneration to allow us to store and treat vegetative material removed from the fuel break extension program in Fern Tree and Ridgeway.John Fisher, Manager Bushland, City of Hobart

AishaPaulsen 2 months ago

Chimney pot hill vegetation is being cleared...is this part of this FirePlan?

AC 2 months ago

This is a great idea. An excellent plan, pity it can't be in for this fire season. Fully supportive of this.

DaveL about 1 year ago

I attended the Listening Post presentation at Pillinger Drive on Saturday and was pleased to hear about the proposed fire management plan in our area. Our household fully supports the proposed plan. I am particularly pleased with the plan to reduce the fuel load in the triangle of bush between our house (top of Bracken Lane) and the Bracken Lane fire trail. Thank you for the information and consultation.

MM about 1 year ago

I heard John Fisher's presentation at the Listening Post. I think the fire break clearing is an excellent idea, something I've wanted to happen for many years now. I live on Pillinger Drive (No 35), directly across from the bushland. I'm very pleased it will include the difficult triangle of bush between Bracken Lane and the Bracken Lane Fire Trail. Great initiative.

Keith Corbett about 1 year ago

Excellent idea. Fully support it.

Ray Ward about 1 year ago

Attended the listening post meeting on Saturday. Fully supportive of the proposal to reduce the fuel load around Pillinger drive and the top of Bracken lane. Hope it can be done soon.Julian

ju about 1 year ago

I totally agree with the idea to clear the land as talked about in the Listening post. The bush around the houses in Bracken Lane has a huge amount of fuel currently and I totally support the reduction in this risk for us as soon as possible.Thank you

RT about 1 year ago