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Help us reduce bushfire risk in the Outback and tell us what you think of the draft Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan.

What is being decided?

The Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan (BMAP) identifies communities, facilities, infrastructure and environmental assets at risk from bushfire. The BMAP allows the Bushfire Management Committee to assess the bushfire risks across the region and determin appropriate prevention strategies to reduce those risks.

While it may seem that vast areas of the Outback have very little risk from bushfire, the seasonality of rainfall and the impact of buffel grass in some areas can dramatically increase the risk.

The Outback BMAP comprises three parts:

  1. A pdf document Draft Bushfire Management Area Plan - Outback outlining the planning process, content and other relevant information
  2. An interactive web-based map that identifies assets and their risk levels, and includes pop-up tables of information for each asset
  3. A spreadsheet Asset Treatment List containing a list of all BMAP assets, their risk rating and activities to help mitigate the risks.

All documents can be viewed on the Outback BMAP webpage.

Over 60 meetings with communities and agencies have been undertaken in the development of this BMAP, however we would like to hear from all members of the public impacted by this plan.

Get involved

Read the Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan and view the FAQs

CFS Bushfire Management Planning Unit
Postal PO Box 2468

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?

Community input will assist the Bushfire Management Committee members to finalise the BMAP. Your feedback will help improve bushfire safety across the Outback.

What are the next steps?

Written responses will be provided to those who make a submission and all feedback will be considered and if appropriate, incorporated into the Outback BMAP.

The final Draft will be submitted to the State Bushfire Coordination Committee to be formally approved. The approved Outback BMAP will be published on the CFS website.

The Bushfire Management Committee will then work with government agencies to implement the treatment strategies.


For more information about the bushfire management planning process:

phone: 8115 3370

Closing date: Monday 8 July 2019


Past key dates

Mon, 8 Jul 2019 at 5:00 PM

CLOSING DATE: Draft Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan


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