Bushfire risk management plans
Under the Rural Fires Act 1997 the Bush Fire Coordinating Committee must constitute a Bush Fire Management Committee for each area in the State, which is subject to the risk of bush fires. Each Bush Fire Management Committee is required to prepare and submit to the Bush Fire Coordinating Committee a draft Bush Fire Risk Management Plan.
A bushfire risk management plan is a strategic document that identifies community assets at risk and sets out a five-year program of coordinated multi-agency treatments to reduce the risk of bush fire to the assets. Treatments may include such things as hazard reduction burning, grazing, community education, fire trail maintenance and establishing community fire units.