On The Land

9 September, 2022

Time to carry out hazard reduction burns

LANDHOLDERS in the region are being encouraged to carry our hazard reduction burns before the warmer weather arrives.

Time to carry out hazard reduction burns - feature photo

FNQ Growers president Joe Moro said un-seasonal rain during winter had resulted in an in-creased fuel load on many properties.

“Wildfire has ripped through some parts of Mareeba Shire in recent years, damaging buildings, crops and the environment,” Mr Moro said.

“While we can’t pre-empt weather conditions, as landholders, we can take proactive action to minimise the risk.”

Mr Moro said most areas in the Shire had volunteer rural fire brigades available to help with permits, equipment and volunteers to assist with hazard burns


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