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What do you think of the draft fire management plan for Kangaroo Island's Dudley Peninsula?

What is being decided?

The draft Dudley Peninsula Fire Management Plan (the Plan) has been developed to guide fire management activities within the Dudley Peninsula area over the next 10 years. The plan focuses on reducing fire risk to life, property, cultural assets and the environment.

This draft Plan identifies fire management strategies for supressing and reducing bushfire risks across the peninsula, including the areas of Baudin, Cape Willoughby, Dudley, Lashmar, Lesueur, Pelican Lagoon, and Simpson Conservation Parks, along with selected Crown lands and privately held Heritage Agreements.

Protection of life and property is the key emphasis of the Plan, providing land managers with direction on how to best protect and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

The Plan identifies recommended actions to help reduce the risks of valuable assets being impacted by fire. These include carrying out appropriate on-ground works at strategic locations and improving fire management infrastructure such as fire access tracks, and water access points.

Get involved

Read the draft Dudley Peninsula Fire Management Plan and provide your feedback

Fire & Flood Management Unit
Department for Environment and Water
GPO Box 1047

To help us consider your submission:

  • include the name of the draft management plan you are commenting on, (several management plans may be open for consultation).
  • make your submission concise and clear.
  • refer to the page, section number, paragraph and/or objective or strategy that you are commenting on.
  • identify aspects of the draft plan that you support, or do not support and explain your reasons. If disagreeing with the content, suggest alternatives.
  • if you are commenting on the accuracy of background information, provide references for your information sources.

All submissions will be publicly available to anyone who requests a copy. Please let us know if you don't want your input on the public record.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will help inform the development of the final Dudley Peninsula Fire Management Plan that will guide fire management in the area over the next 10 years.

What are the next steps?

A detailed analysis of submissions together with the proposed final plan will be forwarded to the Native Vegetation Council for approval.

The final approved management plan will then be presented to the Director, National Parks & Wildlife for adoption and a copy provided to the Parks and Wilderness Council.

The feedback summary report and plan, are expected to be finalised prior to the commencement of the 2019-20 fire danger season and both will be made publicly available.


For more information

Closing date Monday 3 June 2019





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