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Free advice to help plan for a bushfire emergency

Published: 7 February 2019

Free advice to help plan for a bushfire emergency
Bookings are essential to attend this month's free rural fire management information evening and workshop at Wolffdene.

Logan City Council will this month co-host a free information evening and a full-day workshop on best practices for rural fire management.

Topics to be discussed will include planning for the fire season, local laws, vegetation management and the conservation of plants and animals.

Information will also be available to assist landholders to create a fire management plan.

Participants at the workshop will receive free property maps, a property fire planning kit, tools to create a management plan and personalised fire management advice.

City Parks, Animals, Environment and Waste Committee chairperson, Councillor Jennie Breene, urged landowners in Logan’s rural and semi-rural suburbs to take advantage of the free expert advice on offer.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to ensure you are fully prepared and know what to do to protect lives and hopefully mitigate property loss in the event of a bushfire emergency,” she said.

Logan City Council is partnering with the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) to deliver the fire management sessions.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services and the Department of Defence will also be involved.

This project is supported by Healthy Land and Water, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

The fire management information evening is on Thursday, February 7 from 6pm to 9pm at the Cedar Creek - Wolffdene Rural Fire Brigade in Veivers Rd at Wolffdene. A barbecue will be provided.

Cr Laurie Koranski, whose Division 4 includes Wolffdene, will welcome guests at the information evening.

“I am looking forward to a packed house as the expert fire management information available is so important,” she said.

The property fire management workshop is on Saturday, February 16 from 9am to 4pm at the same venue. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Those wanting to participate in the workshop must also attend the information evening. Bookings are required. Go to:

Information night: https://firemanagementinfonight.eventbrite.com.au
Workshop: https://firemanagementworkshop.eventbrite.com.au

For more information email Council at environment@logan.qld.gov.au or call 3412 4491.