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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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Alerts for Fire Management Plan for TWWHA

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


​​​​​​​​​​​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.​



​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​​

Have your say – Setting the background

We are seeking your input with respect to the issues and options for the future fire management of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Your input will inform the development of the fire management plan for the area. 

Public issues papers are available below. If you would like to provide feedback on these issues papers please email feedback to Fire.Management@parks.tas.gov.au.

Some questions to consider when leaving feedback are:

  • Are there any other fire management issues that are not covered in these papers?
  • What are your thoughts on 'The Way Forward' section presented in these papers?
  • Is there important information that is missing or doesn't make sense?

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality 

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to ​​be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

Issues Papers

Reference documents

Contact

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