The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, launched the ACT Strategic Bushfire Management Plan (SBMP) version three at the ACT Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, 23 September 2014. The SBMP is a requirement of the Emergency Services Act 2004. It is the overarching document that sets the tone and directs bushfire management throughout the Australian Capital Territory. The SBMP is a dynamic document that allows emergency services and fire managers to have the flexibility they require to implement measures to reduce bushfire risk. The version of the Plan approved on 23 September is currently being formatted for publication, including conforming with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, both online and in hard copy.
Maps have been developed to help describe and prioritise bushfire management in the ACT and are referred to in the SBMP. These maps are all designed to be viewed online and are available at the ACTMAPi website by clicking on the links below.
- Regional bushfire prone areas [actpla.act.gov.au]
- Regional bushfire abatement zone [actpla.act.gov.au]
- Regional management zones [actpla.act.gov.au]
- Regional fire management plan map [actpla.act.gov.au]
Bushfire Operational Plans
The Bushfire Operational Plans map shows the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP) for the current financial year.
The TAMS BOP is derived from the 5 year Regional Fire Management Plans, which can also be viewed on this site. The TAMS BOP details the specific timing, type and location of fuel-reduction, access and infrastructure activities proposed to be undertaken in the ACT in the current financial; year, in accordance with Version 3 of the Strategic Bushfire Management Plan (SBMP).
Fire Management Standards for the ACT
The ACT Bushfire Management Standards [.PDF 470 KB] detail the measurable outcomes required under the current and ongoing management policies and procedures detailed in Part 2 of this plan. This document, which includes standards for matters such as fuel management and fire trail access, supports the Fire Services, land managers, developers and the general community in achieving effective results in reducing bushfire risk.
The SBMP also refers to supporting documents, which provide further information on fire management in the ACT. These documents are currently being formatted for publication. If a copy of these documents is required prior to their inclusion on this site, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.