Burning on private land
For a number of years CFS has been working with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) , Bushfire Management Committees and the community to identify areas at the greatest risk of bushfire across the state.
This has led to the development of Bushfire Management Area Plans which provide ratings of risk in each bushfire prone area and suggest activities to reduce this risk.
Within these areas DEWNR and the CFS are now working with private landholders to help them reduce the bushfire risk that may exist on their land.
This new program on private lands is strategically linked with the public land burning program, in recognition of the fact that fire does not respect property boundaries.
This is a critical issue in areas such as the Mt Lofty Ranges where almost two thirds of the high fuel areas are privately owned, and often close to assets in peri-urban areas.
Visit DEWNR's "Burning on private land" page for more information.