The area to be burnt in the Yarramundi Grasslands hazard reduction

Hazard reduction burn in the Yarramundi Grasslands during autumn

Media Alert

7 April 2017

The National Capital Authority (NCA) wishes to advise that it plans to conduct a second control burn of a small area of the Yarramundi Grasslands. A successful hazard reduction burn was conducted on Saturday 1 April 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 and will be published on the NCA’s website.

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 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 (behind ATSI Centre).

WHEN:           The control burn is from 11.30 am until 4.00 pm on Saturday 8 April 2017.