CFA has programs and publications to assist people working in the rural landscape to make bushfire planning and operations as environmentally sustainable as possible.
Roadsides are important for safety, the provision of services and the environment. Roadside management involves a wide range of issues and organisations.
One important issue is roadside fire management.
Sustainable fire management
Sustainable fire management meets community safety objectives for protecting life and property while:
- avoiding or, if that is not possible or practical, minimising harm to the environment, including the quality of air, land, water, and biodiversity
- maintaining or improving biodiversity (through regime management) where practical
- using regime management to reduce the occurence and intensity of bushfire across the landscape
- meeting legal and policy obligations for environmental care.
Information on sustainable fire management is available in the guide below.
This Fire Ecology Guide has been established by CFA to assist those working in the rural landscape to make bushfire planning and operations as (environmentally) sustainable as possible.
Fire-Scape program - balancing fire safety with fire ecology
Fires are a natural part of the Australian landscape. In Victoria they can be devastating;
however appropriate fire regimes are necessary for many native plants and animals to survive.
Fire-Scape is one CFA response to finding a balance between fire safety and fire ecology.
Fire-Scape is a CFA initiative that allows community and other land managers to work together
across a local community 'Fire Landscape'. The benefits include a better protection for life and
property and the environment. The program includes materials, workshops and community fire management planning.
Fire-Scape information flyer (PDF 449.6KB)
If you would like further information on our sustainable fire management programs contact your local CFA vegetation management officer at your nearest CFA office.
A Roadside Management Program has been established by CFA to support CFA members and other organisations and individuals involved in roadside fire management.
New information regarding Roadside Management is available. Please read the following document:
Roadside Mowing and other Fire Prevention Works (PDF 11.5KB)
Roadside Program Case Studies
A number of Roadside Program Case Studies are also available to provide ideas and information about current roadside fire management plans, projects and programs being undertaken by CFA and other organisations.
CFA supports the use of herbicide for fire prevention on private and public land, where it is safe and effective.
The CFA Roadside Program provides support for general roadside fire management issues. If you have a particular roadside fire management issue, contact your local municipal council or your local CFA office for advice.
For more information about the CFA Roadside Program, contact CFA Community Safety on 03 9262 8444.
For information about VicRoads road management issues go to the Vicroads website.
Page last updated: Wednesday, 20 September 2023 3:30:48 PM