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 has finalised a fire management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. ​​

 TWWHA Fire Management Plan (PDF 18Mb)​

The development of the fire management plan was a recommendation in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan (2016) and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Bushfire and Climate Change Research Project. 

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

PWS undertook significant stakeholder and public engagement to develop the plan and thanks those who contributed to the plan's development.

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Submissions have closed for the TWWHA Fire Management Plan. 

​Project​ stages​

​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 published 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

  • ​9 September 2021

Close of draft fire management plan comment period

  • 22 October 2021​​

Draft Fire Management Plan

Issues Papers

Reference documents


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