Bushfire Risk Management Plan

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Management Area Plan

Status: Approved (May 2017)

This Plan has been developed as part of a project funded by the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) in partnership with the Commonwealth and State Government of South Australia.

The below link will take you to Kangaroo Island Bushfire Management Area Plan (BMAP) which consists of an online map and icons to download the associated text document and risk and treatment register.

Kangaroo Island BMAP Online Map

The Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005(FES Act 2005) requires each of the nine South Australian Bushfire Management Committees (BMC’s) to prepare and maintain a BMAP. Each BMC will adopt a BMAP that will:

  1. Identify existing or potential risks to assets from bushfire within the BMA
  2. Outline coordinated and collaborative bushfire prevention and mitigation strategies to achieve appropriate hazard reduction associated with bushfire management within its area
  3. Identify asset or land custodians responsible for the implementation of bushfire mitigation treatments
  4. Use or establish principles and standards to guide or measure the success of the bushfire management strategies and initiatives.

The purpose of the KI BMAP is to provide strategic direction for bushfire management planning in the KI Bushfire Management Area (BMA) (refer to location map on page 8), through the identification of strategies for bushfire risk modification to selected assets and areas and across the landscape regardless of tenure. The Plan will be used by State and Local Government land management organisations to guide the development of bushfire management works plans for areas of land under their responsibility. Works plans, approved by the BMC, will guide the establishment/development of bushfire mitigation works across the BMA. The Plan also provides essential inputs into State and Local Government planning, the application of building codes, fire fuel management, planning for emergency management response, and prioritising of resources for sound mitigation decisions.

Following an assessment of bushfire risks and the adequacy of current control measures within the Kangaroo Island region, current treatment strategies have been revised and some measures removed, amended or added and they aim to improve the resilience of the community and assets identified in the plan to bushfire. (Refer to Section 4: Risk Assessment and Section 5: Risk Treatment Strategies). The scope of the KI BMAP encompasses a range of asset categories and landscape wide areas at potential risk from bushfire. Asset categories include areas of human settlement; industrial and business areas; and assets of cultural significance to local communities and those contained in the State heritage register (Refer Section 4.1: Assets at Risk from Bushfire).  Areas of concern where multiple assets were potentially at risk, or there was history or potential for the movement of bushfire through the landscape, were identified as part of the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Risk Management Plan 2009-2014 (KIBFRMP)1. These areas have been reviewed by the BMC and informed the development of this BMAP. Other Landscape Treatment Investigation Areas have also been identified (Refer to Section 5.2.1: Landscape Risk Treatment and Investigation Areas).


1 The Kangaroo Island Bushfire Risk Management Plan 2009-2014 was developed as a pilot bushfire risk management plan using the New South Wales Rural Fire Service bushfire risk management planning model.

The Asset Treatment List comprises of the description and location of assets identified within the BMA. Information relating to the overall risk rating for each asset is included as well as the various treatment strategies for each asset.


This is a web based, live and publically accessible Plan. Updated versions are loaded onto the web site (www.cfs.sa.gov.au). No hard copy versions are produced or distributed.

Related files

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Management Area Plan 2017

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Management Area Plan Risk and Treatment Register 2017