Planned Burns Autumn 2017

The 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.

Successful planned burns were conducted during April 2017 at Warringine Park, Hendersons Road Bittern, Cyril Fox Reserve, Crib Point; and Dromana Bushland Reserve, White Hill Road Dromana.

For safety reasons community members are reminded to please keep out of burnt areas.

As the areas begin to regenerate the Shire’s Fire Management team will be working in the reserves to undertake post-burn weed management.

The Shire intends to undertake a planned burn at Mount Martha Park Bushland Reserve, Park Road Mount Martha, however it is reliant on appropriate weather conditions.

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 VicEmergency Hotline on free call 1800 226 226 or Forest Fire Management Victoria Bushfire fuel and risk management page.

Should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact Katie McKenzie, Mornington Peninsula Shire Municipal Fire Prevention Officer 5950 1050. 

Planned Burn Advice - Mount Martha Park(PDF, 209KB)