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.

The next stage of the community engagement plan is to hold a series of listening post meetings for residents to learn more about the Fuel Break Guidelines recommendations, and discuss the final look of each treatable area. These meetings will provide a platform to talk about the desired visual outcome and how bushfire protection can be integrated across private and public lands.

Saturday 19th May 2018

11am – 12.30pm Pillinger Drive – Reservoir Track junction

12.30pm – 2pm Browns Road- Pipeline Track junction

2pm – 3:30pm Below the Fern Tree Community Hall lawns


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.

The next stage of the community engagement plan is to hold a series of listening post meetings for residents to learn more about the Fuel Break Guidelines recommendations, and discuss the final look of each treatable area. These meetings will provide a platform to talk about the desired visual outcome and how bushfire protection can be integrated across private and public lands.

Saturday 19th May 2018

11am – 12.30pm Pillinger Drive – Reservoir Track junction

12.30pm – 2pm Browns Road- Pipeline Track junction

2pm – 3:30pm Below the Fern Tree Community Hall lawns


  • The purpose

    4 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 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...

    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 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

    6 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 but 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 but 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.