Hazard reduction burn, Stirling Park, Yarralumla

Media Alert

12 April 2018

*Due to last night's rain and current high winds, today's burn has been cancelled. Please check this page for updates on the rescheduled date for the burn. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused for our attendees.

The National Capital Authority (NCA) wishes to advise that a small controlled burn is planned for 10.30 – 11.30am this Saturday 14 April 2018 (weather dependent).  The burn will be held in Stirling Park adjacent to Forster Crescent, Yarralumla.

It is anticipated the controlled burn will cause some smoke in the area, however every effort will be made to minimise smoke.  ACT Health advises that people with asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases should not perform vigorous exercise in the area and stay inside if affected by the smoke.  People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Facilitated by the Molonglo Catchment, this controlled burn will be used to demonstrate aboriginal cultural burning techniques to fire managers and other interested parties.  Controlled burns help reduce fuel loads, promote native grass growth and reduce exotic weed species.

Weather conditions will be monitored ahead of the burn and if the prescribed conditions aren’t met the burn may be delayed or postponed. Stay up to date at www.nca.gov.au


WHAT:  Hazard reduction burn of native woodland

WHERE:  Stirling Park, Forster Crescent, Yarralumla

WHEN:  10.30 – 11.30am, Saturday 14 April 2018 (cancelled)