Frenchmans Cap Track views
Frenchmans Cap Track views (photograph: Francois Fourie)

Developing a Fire Management Plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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​​​​​​​​​​​The Parks and Wildlife Service is working to develop a fire management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area as required by the 2016 Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan. 

The development of the plan was also a recommendation of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Bushfire and Climate Change Research Project (Recommendation 1).

The TWWHA Fire Management Plan will provide a strategic and comprehensive management framework for guiding fire management and mitigating bushfire risk into the future. 

The Fire Management Plan is a non-statutory subsidiary plan to the 2016 Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.

​Project​ stages​




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​Stage 1 - Setting t​he​ background​
​​- ​​Development of draft background papers.​


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​Stage 2 - Engagement
​- Consultation with key stakeholders and release of public issues papers​.



​Stage 3 - Preparation on the draft plan
​- Preparation of the draft fire management plan based on consultation and feedback received​.


​Stage 4 - Engagement
- ​Formal exhibition of the draft fire management plan for public comment.


​Stage 5 - Review and finalise the plan
- Submissions are reviewed. A public comment report prepared and changes to the draft fire management plan will be made where appropriate.​​


​Stage 6 - Formal approval
- Formal approval of the final fire management plan.


​Stage 7 - Release
- ​​​​The final fire management plan and public comment report published.​

Key dates

​​Release of issues papers for comment

  • ​4 September 2020

Close of comment period for issues papers

  • 2 October​ 2020

Release of draft fire management plan for comment

  • ​December 2020

Close of draft fire management plan comment period

  • February 2021​​

Issues Papers

Reference documents

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 TASPARKS, (1300 827 727)