Bush fire is both an inevitable and essential part of the Australian environment. They are also known to pose a significant threat to life, property and to the environment itself.
Greater Sydney is one of the most bush fire-prone areas in Australia and Hornsby Shire is one of the most vulnerable to bush fire risk with 34 per cent of properties (being 19,804 properties, covering an area of 41,362 hectares) currently identified as Bush Fire Prone land.
With so many properties being close to bushland reserves and National Parks, bush fire management and preparation is an important priority for the residents of Hornsby Shire. While these locations are highly valued, they can be exposed to bush fire risk. The best way to manage bush fire and its risk is by working together as whole community.