Yarramundi Reach controlled burn 2 September 2017

Hazard reduction burn in the Yarramundi Grasslands in spring

Media Alert

1 September 2017

The National Capital Authority (NCA) wishes to advise that it plans to conduct a controlled burn of a small area of Yarramundi Grasslands this spring 2017.

Experienced fire fighters from the ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct the burning operation to reduce the fuel load and the number of exotic weed species in the area, which will also promote native grass growth.

The timing of the control burn will be determined by the weather forecast and the availability of fire crews.

The controlled burn will cause some smoke in the area.  Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of smoke.

There will be short delays expected on the cycle path through the Yarramundi Grasslands.

ACT Health advises that people with asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should 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.

WHAT:     Hazard reduction burn of native grassland

WHERE:   Yarramundi Grasslands, adjacent to Lady Denman Drive (south and east of the ATSI Centre, north of cycle path)

WHEN:     Saturday 2 September 2017 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm