Control Burn at Yarramundi

Media Alert

5 October 2018


The National Capital Authority (NCA) advises that a controlled burn will occur between  10.00 am and 4.00 pm, Saturday 6 October 2018 at the Yarramundi Grasslands, adjacent to Lady Denman Drive (weather dependent). 

Experienced firefighters 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 area and to stay inside if affected by smoke.

There may also be some smoke impacts on nearby roads and cycle paths, and cyclists on cycle paths traversing the grasslands may experience some short delays.

Controlled burns are undertaken to address fuel build-up, and this particular grasslands will be burnt under prescribed conditions to promote native grass growth, reduce exotic weed species and enhance the survival prospects of the native flora and fauna.

WHAT:  Hazard reduction burn of native grassland

WHERE:  Yarramundi Grasslands, adjacent to Lady Denman Drive, Yarralumla

WHEN:  Saturday 6 October 2018, from 10.00am until 4.00pm