Prescribed burns in Torndirrup National Park

The Department of Parks and Wildlife’s south coast region has today begun its autumn prescribed burn program in Torndirrup National Park adjacent to the Goode Beach settlement.

Parks and Wildlife south coast regional manager Greg Mair said the program would help reduce fuel loads.

“It will also provide some protection to the settlement from bushfires, as well as assist in preventing fires from entering the national park,” Mr Mair said.

“A series of cells, totalling about 172 hectares, will be progressively burnt as weather conditions allow, between Whale World and the western end of the Goode Beach communities.

“The first cell of these is approximately 12 hectares in size.”

Mr Mair said nearby residents and local roads may be affected by smoke for short periods during the burn program.

“However, the department will endeavour to minimise the impacts and disruption as much as possible.”

Mr Mair said Parks and Wildlife appreciated the support of local volunteer bushfire brigades and the City of Albany during the prescribed burns.

 

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