Prescribed burns for 2024

Prescribed burns are planned for several locations throughout the Shire of Ravensthorpe in 2024.  

The key burning period is between April and July. All burns are planned well in advance and only go ahead when weather conditions are favourable.  

Traffic management and reduced speed signs may be in place, please adhere to them.  

It is mostly volunteer firefighters undertaking this important work, please look out for them when near burn areas and drive carefully.  

This page will be updated on a regular basis with details of prescribed burns due to take place. The prescribed burns will also be promoted on the Shire of Ravensthorpe Facebook page.

Confirmed burns

Sunday 26 May 2024: Hopetoun (north-east side of townsite)

The Shire of Ravensthorpe will assist DFES with their planned burn on the eastern edge of Hopetoun.

This burn is to reduce the fuel loads and reinforce the strategic buffer.

The area of the burn is behind Tamar and Flinders Streets. Nearby residents have been notified.

This burn will only go ahead when weather permits.

Monday 27 May 2024: Munglinup

A hazard reduction burn is planned for the road reserve on the north side of the South Coast Highway on the northern side of the Munglinup townsite. 

Mon 27 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hopetoun waste facility

A green waste burn is due to take place at the Hopetoun Waste Transfer Station.

This burn is subject to weather conditions.

Please take care when in the area.

Planned burns for May/June 2024

Krystal Park, Hopetoun  

The Shire of Ravensthorpe will assist Water Corporation with their planned burn adjacent to Krystal Park in Hopetoun.

One Mile, Hopetoun

A planned burn is proposed for the road reserve and vegetation at One Mile on the eastern outskirts of Hopetoun to reduce the fuel loads and reinforce the strategic buffer.

Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road, Blue Vista

Another proposed treatment is a planned burn to manage fuel loads in the road reserve on the eastern side of the Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road adjacent to the Blue Vista subdivision.

Bushfire mitigation endorsed by Council

Pictured: Example of mechanical bushfire mitigation work in Ravensthorpe.

The Shire of Ravensthorpe uses a number of methods to mitigate the risk of bushfire in the region.

Mitigation activities include chemical and mechanical (example pictured above) treatments, as well as prescribed burns to minimise the potential risk of fires.

All mitigation treatments for 2024 as proposed and funded under the Mitigation Activity Fund Grants Program were endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 19 March 2024.

Full details of the proposed mitigation work for the year, including location and which treatment is to be used, can be found here.