Hume City Council’s Conservation Team, with the assistance of contractors, will be conducting planned burns across the City.
Crews will remain on site until no visible signs of smoke have been detected, along with post burn monitoring shortly after.
Every few years, the use of fire helps to control weeds, germinate indigenous seed, reduce fuel loads, and reduce the impact of bushfires on public land.
Council officers who will conduct the burns are experienced and trained in this work. Before every burn, Council carefully assesses the weather, dryness of the vegetation and site geography. Council will burn small sections at a time and monitor fire grounds until the areas are declared safe.
If you have health queries related to smoke exposure, you should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24. Traffic will be managed where smoke may affect local roads. For any enquiries contact Customer Service on 9205 2200.