Orroral Valley Fire Rapid Risk Assessment Report
On 27 January 2020, the Orroral Valley fire swept through Namadgi burning about 80% of Namadgi National Park (82,700 hectares) and 22% of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (1,444 hectares) and 3350 hectares of rural lands. Following the fires the ACT Government, deployed a Rapid Risk Assessment Team (RRAT) to assess risk immediately post fire. This Rapid Risk Assessment Team report documents the rapid risk assessment completed in 5 days on the Orroral Valley fire within Namadgi National Park. The report was undertaken as soon as possible after the fire event to support land managers to mitigate immediate risks. The report scopes the scale and nature of emergency stabilisation, rehabilitation and recovery works. It identifies and assesses potential risks to life and property, infrastructure and the environment and provides initial recommendations for initial risk mitigation. This report will inform and contribute to the development of rehabilitation and recovery plans for wildlife and threatened species.