Notification of Wellington District Prescribed Burning Operations - Autumn 2024

Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2024 at 9:53:25 AM

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Parks and Wildlife Service are taking responsibility for the ignition and management of prescribed burning on lands that are the responsibility of the Shire of West Arthur.

The department's Parks and Wildlife Service conducts approximately 130 prescribed burns each year, which are chosen from around 400 prescriptions within the annual Burn Options Program.  This is due to multiple factors including forward deployment of personnel. The final decision to carry out a prescribed burn is made on the morning of ignition, to ensure the safest possible conditions.

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