The South Australian Bushfires 2019/20

Fast Facts

  • Over 254,600ha destroyed by fires across Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Yorke Peninsula and South-East
  • 550 properties cleaned up following the bushfires ready for rebuild
  • Over $15 million spent in partnership with the Federal Government to assist the state-wide bushfire clean-up
  • Over 50,000 tonnes of bushfire waste managed
 
Watch how bushfire waste is managed in these three videos.
 

Green Industries SA - our role in the bushfire waste clean-up

South Australia’s Disaster Waste Management Plan was approved in July 2019 setting out the key steps of recovery process and establish roles for various State Government Agencies.

In response to several serious disasters overseas and around Australia Green Industries SA (GISA) developed three documents that would help guide Government’s efforts in the unfortunate event of a natural disaster here in South Australia comprising;

  • Disaster Waste Management Scoping Study
  • Disaster Waste Management Guidelines
  • Disaster Waste Management Capability Plan

Following the 2019-20 bushfires these plans were put into place and GISA was appointed as the South Australian Government's Functional Lead Agency for Disaster Waste Management.

 


Adelaide Hills bushfire waste clean-up, 2020

 

Kangaroo Island bushfire waste clean-up 2020

 

 

Gosse landfill pit, bushfire waste, Kangaroo Island 2020

 

Bushfire waste management statistics

 


 

Adelaide Hills

Kangaroo Island

Yorke Peninsula

South East

Total    
 

Area affected

23,295

201,830

6,606

22,893

254,624

Houses affected

99

135

 8

 1

243

Outbuildings affected

286

200

14

4

504

Houses with asbestos

49

92

7

1

149

Properties with CCA

300

111

5

0

416

Properties cleared

 302

235

10

3

550

Money committed

 $3,680,815

$ 9,948,026

$1,467,477

$15,096,318

Waste volume managed

16,760 t

31,605 t

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≈ 50,000 t