The City undertakes a number of fire mitigation strategies and works with stakeholders including the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to reduce the risk of fire to property close to natural areas.
Fire management plans have recently been prepared for a number of the City’s natural areas including Bannister Creek, Ranford Road Bushland, Clifton Road Buffer, Queens Park Regional Open Space and Yagan Wetland Reserve.
In association with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), the City also has fire management plans for each of its six Bush Forever areas.
The fire management plans help the City to address bushfire risk in consideration of fuel load, proximity to waterways and residences, natural habitats, environmental weeds and topography. The Natural Areas Team assists in the management of bushfire risk by maintaining firebreaks, pruning vegetation and controlling environmental weeds throughout the year.