Comment on the draft TWWHA fire management plan

​The Parks and Wildlife Service has released a draft fire management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) for public comment. ​

This document is important as it will guide ongoing fire management planning for the TWWHA in order to protect its Outstanding Universal Values as well as critical state infrastructure. 

The TWWHA covers more than 20 per ​cent of the Tasmanian land mass, has many areas of fire-sensitive, high-value natural and cultural assets. As a large wilderness area, it can be a source for bushfires to originate, which may then go on to threaten communities. This plan plays an important part in reducing all those risks.  ​

The draft fire management plan for the TWWHA was shaped by community consultation following the release of issues papers last year. Twelve submissions were received and input has been incorporated into the draft management plan.

​The public comment period closes at 5 pm on Friday 22 October 2021.

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