Burns set to continue
ABOUT 216,000ha of bush has been cleared by prescribed burns since July 1 last year, the second year in a row the State Government has exceeded its target of 200,000ha.
That marks the first time in 21 years the target has been exceeded two years running.
Despite reaching that mark, Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said there were no plans to stop.
“The department will continue to undertake as much prescribed burning as it can in the coming weeks, weather permitting and when safe to do so, as part of its shared responsibility in keeping communities safe," Mr Dawson said.
Since July 1, 2017, about 130 burns have been held on land managed by the government.