Bush fires are a natural part of the Australian environment and have the potential to cause a serious social, economic and environmental damage, if not managed correctly.
Whitsunday Regional Council's Natural Resource Management team is working with the Gloucester Rural Fire Brigade to update the bushfire management plan for the areas of Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay. This will be the first significant update to the Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay Bushfire Management Plan since 2007, and will outline how bushfire hazard will be managed on public land adjacent to residential areas.
At Whitsunday Regional Council, the bush fire management plan for Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay will be reviewed and updated in consultation with volunteers, community groups and the general public.
Have Your Say
The public consultation period will be from 23 November to 16 December 2016 (2 weeks) and during this time Council would like to hear from the public about their views on the Plan.