Planned Burns Autumn 2017

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Mornington Peninsula Shire conduct planned burns to help protect life, property and the environment from the threat of bushfire and to maintain the health of plants and animals that have become dependent on fire to survive.  It also assists the natural landscape in increasing ecological values and diversity.

Planned burning is highly weather dependent. A definite time and date cannot be provided as weather conditions need to be appropriate to enable fire fighters to undertake burning operations safely and effectively. Further information on the timing of the burn will be available in late March. 

The CFA and Mornington Peninsula Shire planned burns are proposed to be undertaken (weather permitting) at the below listed locations:

  • Crib Point Foreshore Reserve, The Esplanade Crib Point
  • 335 Purves Road Main Ridge
  • Mount Martha Park Bushland Reserve, Park Road Mount Martha
  • Warringine Park, Hendersons Road Bittern

 Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads in the vicinity of the above locations. 

 What to do
  • If you have respiratory issues stay indoors. If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure the Department of Health advises people to seek medical advice or call Nurse On Call 1300 606 024.
  • Avoid driving into the burn area. There will be fire trucks, heavy machinery and smoke which together could create dangerous driving conditions. 

Staying Informed

Information on planned burns in Victoria is available through the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on free call 1800 240 667 or www.cfa.vic.gov.au Warnings and Incident page.

Should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact Gareth George, CFA Vegetation Management Officer 0409 872 100 or Katie McKenzie, Mornington Peninsula Shire Municipal Fire Prevention Officer 5950 1050. 

Planned Burn Advice - Crib Point(PDF, 484KB)                       Planned Burn Advice - Main Ridge(PDF, 294KB)

Planned Burn Advice - Mount Martha Park(PDF, 209KB)    Planned-Burn-Advice-Warringine-Burn-Advice-2017.pdf(PDF, 211KB)