25 February: Fire management will be a hot topic of discussion for Scenic Rim landholders at a free information evening in Boonah next month.
Fire management will be a hot topic of discussion for Scenic Rim landholders at a free information evening in Boonah next month.
Council is partnering with the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) to present an information night on Tuesday 19 March 2019 to be followed by a workshop on Saturday 30 March 2019 to educate landholders about managing fire, with a focus on individual properties.
Mayor Greg Christensen encouraged property owners to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge available to them during the information night and workshop.
"Such workshops offer practical solutions to protect our region's properties and share knowledge and experience while networking and catching up with our neighbours," he said.
"We've all heard the phrase 'What's your what if plan?' and this is the perfect opportunity to learn from others who can help to form a plan that's right for you and your property in the lead-up to and during fire season."
Landholders are invited to attend the free information night on Tuesday 19 March from 6pm to 9pm at the Boonah Cultural Centre. There, representatives from SEQFBC, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Rural Fire Service Queensland and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will share information about their roles and offer advice about planning for the approaching fire season, local laws, vegetation management, and the conservation of plants and animals.
Registration is essential for the free workshop to be held Saturday 30 March from 8:30am to 4pm, which includes morning tea and lunch. Each registered participant will receive a map of their property to assist in forming a personalised fire management plan. Key speakers will discuss safe and practical planning and strategies.
Workshop registration must be completed by close of business Wednesday 20 March, either online at https://fireplanningworkshopforscenicrimcouncilresidents.eventbrite.com.au, by calling Council on 5540 5111, or by visiting one of Council's Customer Contact Centres.
There is no need to RSVP for the initial information night on Tuesday March 19.
This project is supported by Healthy Land and Water, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Published: 25 February 2019