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Tasmanian Government response to the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission

The Tasmanian Government announced its response to the 67 recommendations of the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission on 28 September 2010. The response supports 48 recommendations without qualification, 17 are supported in principle but require modifications to suit local circumstances and two are not supported.

Download a copy of the Tasmanian Government's response to the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission (PDF, 2.6MB)

The Government also announced agreement to the recommendations of the Review of Construction and Development Control in Bushfire Prone Areas. The recommendations include:

  • introducing a definition of a "Bushfire Prone Area"
  • sending a draft Planning Directive to the Tasmanian Planning Commission, to ensure local Councils take a consistent approach to bushfire risk management – including mitigation measures, separation distances between buildings and the bush, and adequate access to water for fire fighting
  • establishing an industry accreditation program for approving bushfire risk management plans as part of the planning process.

Download a copy of the Review of Construction and Development Control in Bushfire Prone Areas (PDF, 1.2MB)


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