Prescribed burning is an important part in reducing bushfire risk throughout the City. Burning is undertaken as a last resort treatment option to efficiently reduce a bushfire risk to the community.
Planning for burns is undertaken by the City well in advance of the bushfire season. Burns only commence during ideal times of the year with favourable weather conditions to ensure the safety of fire crew and nearby residents.
Burns in woodland areas are generally conducted in autumn. Burns in grassland areas are generally conducted during Spring for environmental benefits.
Planning for burns is documented and planned via a prescription completed by the City. This document lists the burn objective and fuel load reduction goals, as well as weather conditions required and numerous safety and notice requirements. These prescriptions are complex and take into account best practice standards from across Australia.
Once proposed burn plans are finalised, they will be added to this page.
Please contact the City's Fire and Emergency Manaegment area for more information on proposed prescribed burning areas on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org