Wyndham City Council will be implementing its Seasonal Prescribed Burn Program for Autumn 2022 in Open Space/Conservation Reserves and Rural Roadside Reserves.

Specific locations include:

Council Reserve

Burn Patch No.

Kirks Bridge Road Conservation Roadside Reserve, Mambourin

17

Lollypop Creek – Ison Road to Manor Lakes Boulevard East Conservation Reserve, Manor Lakes

5

Lollypop Creek – Armstrong Road to Greens Road East & West Conservation Reserves, Wyndham Vale

15

Skeleton Creek – Leakes Road to Morris Road East and West Conservation Reserves, Truganina

10

Skeleton Creek – Sayers to Old Geelong Road East Conservation Reserve, Truganina

4

Skeleton Creek – Boardwalk Boulevard to Palmers Road West Conservation Reserve, Point Cook

7

Wests Road RDF Grassland Conservation Reserve, Werribee

6

The reserves earmarked for Prescribed Burns consist of Nationally Threatened Victorian Volcanic Plains vegetation and the use of burning is a necessary component in the management of these native grasslands.

The benefits include:

  • Promoting healthy, fresh new growth that many grassland species are accustomed too.
  • Creating temporary spaces of bare ground, allowing new plants to germinate.
  • Removing the build-up of dry/cured biomass that restricts healthy plant growth.

These burns will be conducted by a suitably qualified contractor, proficient in the field of Prescribed Burning for ecological outcomes.

It is anticipated that these burns will take place during the Autumn 2022 period (suitable weather and on-ground conditions permitting)In addition, these Prescribed Burns may be prevented from proceeding due to several other factors resulting in the postponement of the burn until the following spring or autumn.

If residents experience smoke in or around their home, they should shut their windows and turn off their air conditioners.  Council apologises for any inconvenience experienced during the burns.

Prior to the burn residents in nearby properties will be notified of the burn commencing.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Craig Dodson (Area Leader Conservation) on 9742 0777.

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