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.

Upcoming burns:

Ravensthorpe Cemetery: Thursday 18 April 2024

The heaped windrows within the woodlands on the western side of Ravensthorpe cemetery on the South Coast Highway will be burnt.

This burn, which is subject to favourable weather conditions, will be carried out by the Shire of Ravensthorpe in conjunction with volunteer brigades.

Please be mindful of emergency service personnel and vehicles when in the region.

Signage is in place. 

Cordingup Road, Ravensthorpe: Friday 19 April 2024

A strategic burn is planned for the western side of Cordingup Road to create a low fuel area on the south eastern side of Ravensthorpe townsite.

This burn, which is subject to favourable weather conditions, will be carried out by the Shire of Ravensthorpe in conjunction with volunteer brigades.

Please be mindful of emergency service personnel and vehicles when in the region.

Signage is in place. 

Hopetoun - Ravensthorpe Road, Ravensthorpe: Monday 22 April 2024 

On a stretch of the Hopetoun - Ravensthorpe Road within a range of 1.8 km to 8.5 km south of Ravensthorpe, the windrowed debris in amongst the woodlands on the road reserve will be burnt.

The weather forecast is for south west winds which will enable burning on the east side of the road, keeping the smoke off the road.

Appropriate traffic signs will be in place. Please be mindful of emergency service personnel and vehicles when in the region.

This burn remains subject to favourable weather conditions and will be carried out by the Shire of Ravensthorpe in conjunction with volunteer brigades.

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.