- Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism
- High proportion of private land
- Dispersed population
- Public land is fragmented
- Woodlands, forests, grasslands, coasts and sandstone ranges
- Mosaic burning to protect vulnerable species
- Fuel reduction breaks to prevent fires jumping across large forest areas
- Planned burning near communities next to the Grampians National Park where bushfires can create major convection columns
- Working with CFA and landowners to coordinate fuel management
Within the Grampians region in 2018-19, estimated risk was projected at around 67%.
Estimated risk fell sharply following the 2006 Mt Lubra Bushfire in the Grampians and has continued to gradually decline due to planned burning and more recent bushfires.
Estimated risk has begun to increase in recent years as fuel re-accumulates in fire-affected areas.
Estimated risk is projected to decrease to 58% as planned burning scheduled in the joint fuel management program is carried out, but without planned burning the risk will return to 82% by 2022.
Bushfire risk profile, Grampians Region, 1980–2022
Understanding the impact of fire on ecosystems requires first being able to define and measure ecosystem resilience. Tolerable Fire Interval and Vegetation Growth Stage Structure are used as indicators of ecosystem resilience at a regional level. These allow us to better understand ecosystem resilience and the impacts of fire.
Current and historic Tolerable Fire Interval and Vegetation Growth Stage Structures for the Grampians region are available in the Fuel Management Report
Strategic bushfire management planning
Strategic bushfire management planning is about bringing together land and fire managers, communities and stakeholders to develop a common understanding of bushfire risk across the region and determine the most appropriate management strategies and actions to reduce that risk.
We have developed a strategic bushfire management planning framework that, with the help of communities, identifies values to be protected from bushfire, assesses bushfire risk to those values and sets out strategies to manage this risk.
The first generation Strategic Bushfire Management Plans, released in 2015 described our approach to bushfire fuel management on public land.
We are now working on new strategies to manage fuels across public and private land, bringing together local knowledge and values with world-leading bushfire science and modelling capability. For more information about the Strategic Bushfire Management Planning process and how to get involved, see the Strategic Bushfire Management Planning page.
Page last updated: 09/09/20