Area of native vegetation burnt in planned fires and bushfires
The area of annual planned burns have been decreasing since 2012/13 due to weather-related constraints. Since 2016/17 the area-based target (5% annual burn of public land) has concluded and a risk-based approach has commenced. Bushfire affected area has been decreasing since 2003. The change in planned burn strategy from area to risk based approach was used as a threshold to determine status.
Measures:Annual planned burn area and annual total area affected by bushfires