Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub

The Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub is a unique, state-focused collaboration between the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, leading research institutions, fire management agencies and bushfire experts.

Hub researchers collecting fuel measurementsThe Hub is researching ways to improve fire management strategies and reduce the risk bushfires pose to people, property and the environment. The structure of the Hub has been set up for policy makers, planners and managers to work alongside academics, so findings can be shared, and significant outcomes can be applied without delay.

The Hub host, University of Wollongong, leads a team of world-class experts from Western Sydney University, University of New South Wales, University of Tasmania and NSW fire management agencies.

The Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub has 6 major projects:

  • Dynamic mapping and analysis of fire regimes
  • Fuel, flammability and carbon dynamics
  • Emissions and air quality
  • Fire Regime Thresholds of Potential Concern for Threatened Biodiversity
  • Health and social benefits of Indigenous fire management
  • Optimal fire management using past and present knowledge

Hub researchers discussing research output with NPWS staff