Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), Melbourne Water and Parks Victoria are working to manage areas of debris and fallen or hazardous trees on roads, road reserves, Dandenong Ranges National Park and Silvan reservoir catchment.
In coming weeks this work will escalate and there will be significant heavy vehicle movement around the Dandenong Ranges from March 2022- June 2022.
FFMVic has scheduled eight planned burns in the park this autumn; three in Montrose, one in Kalorama, one in Mt Dandenong, two in Sassafras and one in Ferny Creek. Three of the planned burns were scheduled for spring 2021 but conditions were not suitable. The maps also show CFA planned burns in the Dandenong Ranges.
Smoke from planned burns can cause concern. FFMVic monitors smoke levels across the state and works closely with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Bureau of Meteorology to keep the smoke impact as low as practically possible while delivering planned burns.
FFMVic has more information on their website in relation to smoke for residents and visitors and you can also view air quality in your location on the EPA website.
To receive notifications about these planned burns, register at Planned Burns Victoria. If you have any questions about these burns, contact FFMVic on 9210 9465.
The Reducing Bushfire Risk(PDF, 2MB) flyer has more details including maps showing the locations of the planned burns.
The Storm Recovery Works(PDF, 2MB) brochure also has more information on the tree and debris removal to take place over coming months.