Information regarding firewood collection in River Red Gum parks
Tuesday 29 August, 2017
To sustainably manage future firewood supply, there will be no firewood collection areas in River Red Gum parks this spring, and in some locations beyond 2017.
Domestic firewood on public land is a limited resource that needs to be carefully managed. In some instances, further wood removal from the River Red Gum parks would have a negative impact on the health of the forest environment.
This spring, there will be no firewood collection area at Barmah Island or Robinvale. Future collection from these areas will be subject to access and supply.
Due to an exhausted firewood supply on the land available for collection, there are no future firewood collection areas planned at Cobram-Yarrawonga or Shepparton.
In addition, due to natural flooding at the designated firewood collection area, this spring there will be no firewood collection at Mildura. Future collection from this area will be subject to access and supply.
Alternative sources of firewood include access to other public firewood collection areas across Victoria or commercial suppliers.
Victoria’s spring firewood collection season will commence on 1 September 2017. Information about firewood collection, including collection areas and regulations, will be available at www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood
For information on firewood concessions and Department of Health and Human Services Non-Mains Energy Concessions visit www.dhs.vic.gov.au/concessions
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