Bushfire planning feedback sought

RESIDENTS of three Derwent Valley districts are being asked for their comments on draft Community Protection Plans that have been developed by the Tasmania Fire Service as part of a State Government initiative to reduce the impact of bushfire on Tasmanian communities and to enhance resilience.

The plans are in the form of leaflets and maps which will help householders to develop personal bushfire survival plans, including knowledge of the local “nearby safer place”. 

Among the southern Tasmanian community protection plans developed so far are:

  • Molesworth district (including Molesworth, Malbina and Sorell Creek). Download draft document here.
  • Collinsvale district (including Collinsvale, Collins Cap, Glenlusk, Fairy Glen and Springdale). Download draft document here.
  • Maydena district (including Maydena, National Park, Westerway and Fentonbury). Download draft document here.

The Tasmania Fire Service invites comments on the draft documents and is especially interested in what the community thinks about:

  1. The plan format – is it user-friendly?
  2. The map – is it easy to read?
  3. Check the places listed as “nearby safer place” options – what do you think about these?
  4. Are there any parts of the plan that you think are confusing or incorrect?
  5. What parts of the plan are of most use to you and why?

Comments will be accepted until 5pm on October 3, 2011 and may be submitted online using the “General Feedback” link at the bottom of the TFS home page at www.fire.tas.gov.au; by sending an email to planning@fire.tas.gov.au; by faxing to (03) 6234 6647; or by writing to Tasmania Fire Service, Reply Paid 1526, Hobart TAS 7001 (no stamp required). Read more here.

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