Hazard reduction burn at Stirling Park

Media Alert

29 March 2019

The National Capital Authority (NCA) advises that a controlled burn will occur between 10 am and 5 pm, on Saturday, 30 March 2019 at Stirling Park, Yarralumla (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 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 burn will reduce fuel loads, promote native grass growth, and reduce exotic weed species in this area.

WHAT:  Hazard reduction burn of exotic ground cover

WHERE:  Stirling Park, Yarralumla

WHEN:  Saturday, 30 March 2019, from 10 am until 5 pm