Rescheduled hazard reduction burn Stirling Park Yarralumla 28 April

Media Alert
27 April 2018

Further to the media release issued on the 12 April, the National Capital Authority (NCA) wishes to advise that the small controlled burn has been rescheduled to Saturday 28 April, 10:30 – 11:30am.

 

The initial burn scheduled for 14 April 2018 was cancelled due to weather.

 

The burn will be held at the eastern end of 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 Group, this controlled burn will be used to demonstrate an indigenous (cool) burning technique 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 28 April 2018