Burning off scheduled at Fernglade

Fernglade Reserve was among one of the areas in the Burnie region that received damage from the heavy rain fall in January.

Debris carried down the Emu River combined with heavy rain fall, caused damage to the platypus viewing platform, several picnic tables and damage to two electrical barbeques.

Acting Mayor Anita Dow said, “Unfortunately, due to the damage in this area the reserve has been closed to the public since the flooding. We must ensure the safety of reserve users and Council is working hard to have the popular spot re-opened as soon as possible.”

Council has engaged a contractor to undertake clearing works of the accumulated debris. This procedure will involve a burning off process.

“The burning off process will be undertaken between February 10 and 18. Council is working closely with the Tasmanian Fire Service to ensure the burning off process is managed to achieve the most minimal affect on residents in the area.

“Residents should expect to see and smell smoke in this area during the set dates. If community members have any concern please contact Council at anytime on 64 30 5700,” she said.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ljowett@burnie.net