Control Burn in Yarralumla

Media Release

15 May 2015

The National Capital Authority intends to conduct a control burn of a small area of grassy woodland in Stirling Park scheduled for this this Saturday 16 May. This burn was originally scheduled for Saturday 2 May, however due to weather conditions at the time the burn was postponed and is now planned for this Saturday.

Weather permitting, experienced Rural Fire Service fire fighters will conduct the burning operation from 10 am until 7 pm on Saturday.

This burn is to reduce fuel loads, promote native grass growth and reduce exotic weed species in this area.

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

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.

WHEN: Saturday 16 May 2015
TIME: 10 am until 7 pm
WHAT: Hazard reduction burn of native grassland
WHERE: Stirling Park