Wyndham City undertakes an annual Controlled Burn Program during autumn and spring.

When

Weather permitting, controlled burns will commence between Monday 3 April 2017 and Wednesday 31 May 2017.  Some controlled burns may be postponed due to various factors.

Locations

Cobbledicks Reserve

  • Cobbledicks Reserve – 2 areas adjacent to Cobbledicks Ford Road.

Little River:

  • Mouyong Reserve – 4 areas
  • Malcolm Williams Reserve – 3 areas
  • Gleesons Reserve – 1 area
  • McPhersons Reserve – 2 areas
  • West Road (roadside reserve) – 1 area.

Why

Wyndham City runs Controlled burns to maintain the health of plants and ecosystems that need fire.

Controlled burns are also used  to reduce fuel for potential bushfires. Reduced fuel makes it easier for fire-fighters to control a bushfire.

How

Wyndham City’s Conservation Unit conducts controlled burns in autumn and spring using internal staff (Fire Management Team) or external providers. Once an area has been assessed as needing burning, a Burn Plan is then developed and a Burn Prescription generated. A Burn Procedure comprises of three parts Preparation Procedure, Operational Procedure and Black-Out Procedure.

Residents are advised to avoid the burn areas, close windows and turn off air conditioners.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Flaherty (Team Leader Conservation) on 8734 2718.

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