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Temporary closure of Trevallyn tracks for fuel reduction burning

16/02/2011

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) wishes to advise Launceston residents that a fuel reduction burn will be undertaken at Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area on Wednesday 16 February.


PWS Northern Region manager Chris Colley said the objective of the burn is to protect assets within the reserve and nearby community.


“Fuel reduction burns improve public safety by reducing the risk and severity of bushfires. This type of burning is low-intensity, so the smoke can affect ground-level air quality, however efforts will be made to limit the impact of smoke on populated areas,” Mr Colley said.


He also advised that during the burn the following track will be closed; Reedy Gully Track off Duck Reach Road and all walking and mountain bike tracks north of the Reedy Gully Track through Reatta Rd and Havenbrook Drive.


“It’s important that people respect these temporary closures for their own safety,” Mr Colley said.


“The affected tracks and trails may need to be closed for a number of days until such time as PWS can inspect and treat any dangerous trees created as a result of the burn. Visitors are requested to respect signage until such time as it is removed.”


People should also be aware that during the burning operation, there will be smoke and fire vehicles on tracks and nearby roads and as a result residents and visitors should exercise caution. Any inquiries for the Trevallyn burn should be directed to the Tamar Field Centre on 6336 5391.


Information on planned burns can be found on the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au, on the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au and on the Forestry Tasmania website at www.plannedburnstas.com.au