Yarramundi Grasslands Controlled Burn

ACT Rural Fire Service are conducting a controlled burn on National Capital Authority land at Yarramundi Grasslands, adjacent to Lady Denman Drive between 10:00am and 4:00pm today (Saturday 6 October 2018). While all efforts will be made to reduce smoke affecting nearby areas, people with asthma and other respiratory conditions are advised to avoid vigorous exercise in the area and to stay inside if affected by smoke. There may also be some smoke impacts on nearby roads and cycle paths, and cyclists on cycle paths traversing the grasslands may experience some short delays. Controlled burns are undertaken to address fuel build-up, and this particular grasslands will be burnt under prescribed conditions to promote native grass growth, reduce exotic weed species and enhance the survival prospects of the native flora and fauna.