The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate today will undertake four prescribed burns across the ACT.
- The burns will include:
- a 399 hectare burn near Wombat fire trail off Brindabella Road in Lower Cotter Catchment
- a 12.59 hectare burn at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
- a 12.1 hectare ecological burn at Gungaderra grassland nature reserve, Gungahlin Drive, Palmerston
- a 10 hectare ecological burn at Mulanggari grassland nature reserve, Gungahlin Drive, Franklin.
The ecological burns are designed to benefit habitat at the grasslands, while also protecting Canberra. The other burns are to help reduce fire fuel and risk of bushfire.
Temporary smoke cover is expected across Canberra. Every effort is made to conduct burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke.
The burns will continue for several days.