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2019 DEFENCE PLANNED BURN OPERATIONS

Date listed: 11/5/2019

2019 DEFENCE PLANNED BURN OPERATIONS

Planned burn operations on Defence sites in the Townsville Region

will commence shortly as part of preparations for the fire danger period later in 2019.

The Defence sites include: Townsville Field Training Area, Lavarack Barracks,

Mount Stuart Training Area, RAAF Townsville, Bohle Transmitter, Many Peaks Radar,

Mt Louisa TACAN, Macrossan Training Area and Halifax Bay Training Area.

Planned Burn programs on Defence properties are designed to ensure that

both the neighbouring community and the environment are protected from

destructive bushfire events. Defence works in cooperation with site neighbours,

local Government, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service Queensland

and Queensland National Parks and Wildlife to plan and

coordinate planned burn operations on Defence sites.

Neighbours and adjoining landholders are advised that:

•All planned burns are undertaken in accordance

with strict safety and environmental guidelines

•Planned burns proceed only under suitable weather conditions

• Some smoke is inevitable when planned burns are undertaken therefore some residents

may need to take appropriate precautions

Townsville 4810