Four Wheel Drive Victoria has been altered by Forest Fire Management Victoria that the autumn 2021 firewood collection season will close across Victoria at midnight Wednesday 30 June.
Four Wheel Drive Victoria has been informed by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning that Two bridges, which provide critical firefighter access to some of north east Victoria’s most bushfire prone areas, are being replaced as part of the Victorian Government’s $272.3 million Reducing Bushfire Risk program.
Mountain Creek Bridge and Lords Creek Bridge, which are located along the Mountain Creek Road and Trappers Gap Road, will be replaced in the coming months to benefit heavy firefighter vehicles travelling between Mitta Mitta and Mount Beauty.
Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) Hume Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Aaron Kennedy said, “Timing is everything when it comes to responding to bushfires, particularly in remote forest areas.
Some tracks and roads in north east Victoria’s forests and parks will temporarily close this winter and spring to keep motorists safe and reduce the damage to unsealed roads during the wetter months.
Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) Hume Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Aaron Kennedy, said: “Main closures for the 2021 seasonal road closure period start on Thursday 17 June and the majority are in areas of the High Country, which often receives winter snow and sometimes makes tracks impassable.
“Seasonal road closures help limit the damage to forest roads and tracks during winter and spring and in doing so, ensures dangerous and difficult sections of road are closed for driver safety.
Victorians can now have their say on a report summarising the impacts of the 2019-20 bushfires on Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) regions as part of the Major Event Review on the Engage Victoria website.
The Major Event Review is a new feature of the modernised Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) that will assess the impacts of the 2019-20 bushfires on Regional Forest Agreement matters such as environmental, economic, social and cultural values. It will identify whether remedial actions are required to address these bushfire impacts.
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