Control burn at Springbank and Spinnaker Islands - Sunday 19 May 2019

Media Alert

16 May 2019



The National Capital Authority (NCA) advises that a controlled burn will occur between 10 am and 5 pm, on Sunday 19 May 2019 of the small islands in Westlake, Lake Burley Griffin (weather dependent). 

Experienced fire fighters from the ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct the burn.

While all efforts will be made to reduce smoke affecting nearby areas, people with asthma and other respiratory conditions are advised to avoid vigorous exercise in the nearby area and to stay inside if affected by smoke.

Controlled burns are undertaken to enhance the ecology of the islands and reduce fuel loads.

WHAT:        Hazard reduction burn of debris piles

WHERE:     Springbank and Spinnaker Islands, Westlake, Lake Burley Griffin

WHEN:       Sunday 19 May 2019, from 10 am until 5 pm