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 purpose

    6 months ago
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    The City of Hobart manages the wet forest areas of Wellington Park bordering the community of Fern Tree. The objectives of management include provision of recreation infrastructure, improvement in biodiversity values and the management of risk posed by bushfire.

    The City is seeking to engage with the community, particularly residents of Fern Tree, to help understand the risk of major bushfire. The City has progressively applied recommendations of the Tasmania Fire Service and has established fuel breaks close to houses in the dry eucalypt forest areas in other reserves. The wet eucalypt forests of Wellington Park pose a difficult challenge...

    The City of Hobart manages the wet forest areas of Wellington Park bordering the community of Fern Tree. The objectives of management include provision of recreation infrastructure, improvement in biodiversity values and the management of risk posed by bushfire.

    The City is seeking to engage with the community, particularly residents of Fern Tree, to help understand the risk of major bushfire. The City has progressively applied recommendations of the Tasmania Fire Service and has established fuel breaks close to houses in the dry eucalypt forest areas in other reserves. The wet eucalypt forests of Wellington Park pose a difficult challenge in major bushfire events. The application of the fuel break recommendations will require careful planning and engagement before works begin.


  • The Community Meeting

    8 months ago
    This one too

    A Community Briefing was held on on Wednesday 31st January at the Fern Tree Community Hall from 6pm—8pm.

    The City of Hobart hosted the event and guest speakers were invited along to give various perspectives on biodiversity, fuel management and fire safety.

    The night was a success with more than 120 people in attendance. While the event was targeted at the Fern Tree community, there was some extended interest from the broader community.

    A Community Briefing was held on on Wednesday 31st January at the Fern Tree Community Hall from 6pm—8pm.

    The City of Hobart hosted the event and guest speakers were invited along to give various perspectives on biodiversity, fuel management and fire safety.

    The night was a success with more than 120 people in attendance. While the event was targeted at the Fern Tree community, there was some extended interest from the broader community.