Tasmania Fire Service Bushfire Mitigation Plans are developed by the Community Protection Panning Unit. The development of these plans involves these steps & considerations:
- Communities are first risk assessed to determine their relative level of bushfire risk. This process involves a combination of computer-based bushfire impact modelling, field assessment, and stakeholder consultation.
- Bushfire planners undertake a thorough field assessment, research and consultation process in the plan development phase.
- Bushfire science is used to determine the level of treatment required to provide a level of protection to the community.
- Important values such as environmental, cultural heritage, social impact, and economic impact are all investigated.
- Operational practicalities such as control line construction, existing fire trail maintenance, access, safety, lighting strategy, machinery requirement, and resource requirements are evaluated.
- A cost/benefit analysis is undertaken to determine the best treatment options for a community.
The result is a tactical plan for the long-term protection of a community; which aims to be considerate of competing values, and has community and stakeholder support.
More information on the planning process