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Planned Fuel Reduction and Ecological Burns

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Council Planned Burns

Council has developed an in-house planned burn team to conduct small fuel reduction and ecological burns on Council owned or managed land. These burns are conducted during very low risk times outside of the declared Fire Danger Period and under strict weather prescriptions to minimise risk. Neighbours and relevant authorities are notified in advance of the burns.

The establishment of the burn crew reduces Councils dependence on volunteer CFA resources to undertake small burns.

2020 Planned Burns

Bakers Lane Reserve, Teesdale 

Bakers Lane Reserve Burn Map

Teesdale Grassy Woodlands Don Wallace Reserve, Teesdale

Burn Map Block 1

Burn Map Block 2

Burn Map Block 6

Burn Map Block 7

Red Gum Reserve, Batesford

Burn Map Block 5

CFA Planned Burns

CFA conduct planned burns across Golden Plains Shire primarily for fuel reduction purposes. These burns are conducted on Council and Vicroads roadsides, within Council reserves, on some Crown Land and on private land. The burns are planned and conducted as per CFA Standard Operating Procedures and under strict weather and resourcing prescriptions to minimise risk. The execution of these burns is reliant on the weather meeting the burn prescription and the availability of CFA volunteers from local CFA brigades.

Council supports planned burning by CFA brigades by issuing required permits as a priority, establishing roadside fire breaks on Council roadsides, developing burn plans and providing traffic control where required.

DELWP Planned Burns

The Department for Environment, Land, Water and Planning conducts planned burns in parks and forests in Golden Plains Shire.   Click the link to see planned burns scheduled for the next 10 days.

For more information regarding planned burns, please contact Councils Municipal Fire Prevention Officer on 5220 7111.

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Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 2:20pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.