Sparking Conversations, Igniting Action is a community bushfire resilience project working closely with 12 small neighbourhood groups across Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough.

In Clarence, our team will be working in Mount Rumney, Risdon Vale and Sandford. Each of these neighbourhoods is characterised by a different bushfire risk profile and the mix of people who call it home.

Within each neighbourhood our team will work with up to 200 households to explore ways of better preparing for bushfire.

Our team will also be hosting community events, like forums and workshops, to create and strengthen community connections that help to build resilience to bushfire.

Make sure you register for email updates to get the latest news for your neighbourhood!

Clarence Neighbourhood Characteristics

Mount Rumney

Profile: Rural neighbourhood nestled into bushland environment.
Bushfire risks: Tall trees and a narrow windy access route and dead end roads put this community at heightened risk of ember attack and direct flame fronts.

Risdon Vale

Profile: Urban community almost entirely surrounded by bushland hills.
Bushfire risks: Particularly vulnerable to ember attack and limited escape routes.


Profile: Most residents of Sandford live within a bushland environment.
Bushfire risks: With one main road running north to south, there are limited exit options for this rural community during a bushfire. The dry bushland blocks are susceptible to ember attack and direct flame fronts.

  • Book a Risk and Readiness Assessment

    Households within the project's target areas* are eligible to receive a free bushfire Risk and Readiness Assessment by one of our expert Community Fire Officers.

    This assessment will provide you with tailored actions you can take around your house to give it the best chance of surviving a bushfire. You'll also receive assistance to develop a bushfire survival plan. 

    Please complete this form and a member of our team will be in touch to inform you if you are eligible for an assessment, and if so, to book an appointment.

    *Please note that our target areas include approximately 150-200 houses in each suburb and do not include the whole suburb. Due to being a pilot project we are not able to book assessments for households outside of the target areas at this stage.