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Free fire and vegetation management sessions in Kilcoy

A FREE fire management and native vegetation information session followed by a full-day mapping and planning workshop will be held in Kilcoy next month.

Published: 22nd January 2020

A FREE fire management and native vegetation information session followed by a full-day mapping and planning workshop will be held in Kilcoy next month.

Somerset Regional Council has partnered with Healthy Land and Water, the South-East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium and the Rural Fire Service to host the information session on Tuesday, 4 February.

It will cover fire management roles and responsibilities, fire season planning and preparation and managing fire regimes to protect and enhance native vegetation.

The session will be held at the Kilcoy Visitor Information Centre, 41 Hope Street, from 6pm to 8.30pm. Light supper will be provided and lucky door prizes including a Rakho will be up for grabs.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said landowners who were interested in improving their awareness and understanding of how to prepare for and manage fire on their land were encouraged to attend.

“A free follow-up workshop will be held in Kilcoy on Saturday, 15 February from 9am to 4pm,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Landholders who want to attend the workshop must first attend the preliminary information session.

“The workshop will provide landholders with the opportunity to learn more about their land types and native vegetation and develop maps and plans for their properties to manage fire and other threats like weeds, pests and erosion.

“Participants will receive maps for their property along with a planning kit with advice on fire, vegetation and land management. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.”

To attend the information night and workshop register at kilcoy15022020.eventbrite.com.au or phone Bruce on 0427 013 284.

The workshop is supported by Healthy Land and Water and the South-East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. 

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