Planned burns in Hume

Sunset at Oaklands Junction

Hume City Council’s Conservation Team will be conducting a series of planned burns in the municipality in 2019 from May to June in the following suburbs:

  • Sunbury
  • Craigieburn
  • Kalkallo
  • Mickleham
  • Dallas

Every few years the use of fire helps control weeds, germinate indigenous seed, reduce fuel loads and to reduce the impact of bushfires on public land.

Council officers conducting 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 relating 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.

If you are driving near a planned burn you should turn on your headlights and take extra care because of poor road visibility.  

During planned burns, weather conditions are monitored on site and VicFire are notified of the burn. Crews remain on site until no visible signs of smoke has been detected. Post burn monitoring occurs following the planned burns.

For any enquiries contact Customer Service on 9205 2200.

Updated : 4:18 PM, 17 May 2019

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