2021 Fire Notice Wunambal Gaambera Country

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation would like to advise you that prescribed burning will commence on 16  April and continue until 30 June conducted in accordance with the 2021 WGAC Annual Fire Plan.

Fire operations from 1 April to 14 January are covered by permits under the Bush Fires Act and regulations require that neighbours be notified and you have been identified as either a neighbouring landowner or other stakeholder. Please assist us in this by informing us of any changes in your preferred contact and contact details.

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation is responsible for exclusive possession lands in the WW Uunguu Native Title Determination as shown by the areas shaded grey on the attached map. It includes the northern parts of the Mitchell R National Park, Lawley R National Park, Camp Creek Conservation Park and part of the Laterite Conservation Park  as well as Aboriginal Reserves.

Our ‘Right Way Fire’ program aims to reduce the impact of late dry season wildfires on cultural sites, biodiversity and infrastructure. Burning will be done through a combination of ground burning (along road and track networks) and aerial burning from a helicopter and plane. WGAC also undertakes some joint fire activities with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions.

Care will be taken to ensure that fire does not cross cadastral boundaries or threaten infrastructure and assets. If you are a landowner we would encourage you to comply with the Bush Fires Act 1954 and install firebreaks and have adequate equipment and training to respond to wildfires and provide reciprocal notification of your proposed burns. The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley and Department of Fire & Emergency Services can provide advice on these matters.

Fire information will be provided on our website (www.wunambalgaambera.org.au ), including fire notices and information for visitors.

Please contact WGAC if you have any queries regarding fire operations on the details below:

Tom Vigilante, Healthy Country Manager, 0427163080, tom.vigilante@wunambalgaambera.org.au

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation, PMB 16 Kalumburu via Wyndham WA 6740, info@wunambalgaambera.org.au , 08 91614451 (office)

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