Draft Bushfire Management Strategy

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Bushfire Management Strategy. You can read the engagement results here.


The bushland reserves in and around Hobart are a hallmark of the city and are intrinsic to our sense of place and wellbeing. However, if not properly managed they also represent a significant bushfire risk to our homes, infrastructure and the people of Hobart.

In response to these risks the City of Hobart has revised its Bushfire Management Strategy to incorporate new knowledge, legislative changes and community expectations, as well as lessons learnt from the 2020 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

The draft strategy has been developed under the principle that any reduction in bushfire risk is the shared responsibility between all levels of government, agencies and the community.

In managing the risk of bushfire the draft strategy seeks to:

  • outline the City's fire management practices that minimise the fire threat to:
    • life and property
    • ecological diversity
    • sustainability of natural systems
    • cultural and Aboriginal assets
    • essential and community services and infrastructure
    • industries and the economy
  • maintain or improve the resilience of natural ecosystems
  • identify key actions for the City to undertake to reduce bushfire risk

The release of the draft Strategy is your chance to comment on how the City manages the bushfire threat.


HAVE YOUR SAY


Get involved and have your say in the following ways:

  1. Review the draft Bushfire Management Strategy
  2. Complete the online survey below by 27 June 2021. Not a Your Say Hobart registered user? Register HERE.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Bushfire Management Strategy. You can read the engagement results here.


The bushland reserves in and around Hobart are a hallmark of the city and are intrinsic to our sense of place and wellbeing. However, if not properly managed they also represent a significant bushfire risk to our homes, infrastructure and the people of Hobart.

In response to these risks the City of Hobart has revised its Bushfire Management Strategy to incorporate new knowledge, legislative changes and community expectations, as well as lessons learnt from the 2020 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

The draft strategy has been developed under the principle that any reduction in bushfire risk is the shared responsibility between all levels of government, agencies and the community.

In managing the risk of bushfire the draft strategy seeks to:

  • outline the City's fire management practices that minimise the fire threat to:
    • life and property
    • ecological diversity
    • sustainability of natural systems
    • cultural and Aboriginal assets
    • essential and community services and infrastructure
    • industries and the economy
  • maintain or improve the resilience of natural ecosystems
  • identify key actions for the City to undertake to reduce bushfire risk

The release of the draft Strategy is your chance to comment on how the City manages the bushfire threat.


HAVE YOUR SAY


Get involved and have your say in the following ways:

  1. Review the draft Bushfire Management Strategy
  2. Complete the online survey below by 27 June 2021. Not a Your Say Hobart registered user? Register HERE.
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