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.

Fern Tree - Map your concern

9 months

This is a map of the Fern Tree region.  We encourage you to place markers and comments on the areas you wish to communicate about.  

This is a map of the Fern Tree region.  We encourage you to place markers and comments on the areas you wish to communicate about.