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Planned burning in Arthurs Seat State Park

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Fire management

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Fire preparedness works

Parks Victoria together with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning are working in partnership to reduce bushfire risk on public land in our forests, parks and reserves.

The Fire Operations Plan is developed annually with input from CFA, local councils the community and other interested groups and outlines where fire prevention activities are intended to occur.

Fire preparedness works are done to help protect lives, homes and the environment, reduce the intensity and rate of spread of bushfires and to increase the likelihood of successful firefighting operations.

Fire preparedness works includes planned burning as well as the removal of vegetation in preparation for a planned burn, the creation and maintenance of tracks and fuelbreaks and may also include hazardous tree management for both public and firefighter safety.

Fuelbreaks and fire access tracks are used by firefighters to help control bushfires or conduct planned burns. They also serve as a buffer between vegetation and nearby houses and are maintained on an ongoing basis through an annual slashing (mowing) program.

Fire preparedness works are usually conducted between October and June in this park.

Maps of fire preparedness works planned for this park are available for download from the Melbourne Fire and Emergency Program page.

Details of current and upcoming planned burns are available on the Forest Fire Management Victoria website.

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