A new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan (BFRMP) has been prepared for Tweed Shire which also includes Byron and Ballina Shires and replaces the existing Plan.
Under the Rural Fires Act 1997 the Bush Fire Coordinating Committee (BFCC) must constitute a Bush Fire Management Committee (BFMC) for each area in the State, which is subject to the risk of bush fire. Each BFMC is required to prepare and submit to the BFCC a BFRMP every five years.
A BFRMP 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 fireguard groups.
Implementation of the new BFRMP, prepared by the Far North Coast BFMC, is the responsibility of the owners or occupiers (land managers) of the land on which the bush fire risk is situated. The Rural Fires Act 1997 imposes this responsibility on both public and private land managers.
Far North Coast Bush Fire Risk Management Plan (140kb)
Appendix 2 Asset Register and Appendix 3 Treatment Register (171kb)
Appendix 4 Map 1 - North East Tweed (3,461kb)
Appendix 4 Map 2 - Central Tweed Coast (3,877kb)
Appendix 4 Map 3 - Central Tweed Shire (4,410kb)
Appendix 4 Map 4 - Western Tweed (3,552kb)
Appendix 4 Map 5 - North Byron Shire and South East Tweed (3,995kb)
Appendix 4 Map 6 - Central Byron Shire (4,012kb)
Appendix 4 Map 7 - Byron Bay and Hinterland (3,884kb)
Appendix 4 Map 8 - Ballina Coast and Hinterland (3,703kb)