Burning mulga country to control woody weeds in south-west Queensland
A burning management system for shrub control in the mulga country of south west Queensland is beneficial for production and conservation by maintaining good land condition.
Read about the benefits of burning mulga country including decreased shrub densities, increased pasture production, improved ground cover, reduced runoff, reduced wind and water erosion, reduced impact of drought and reduced income fluctuations.
Author: Paul Jones, Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries, 1996.
DISCLAIMER: Please note this is an old publication. Please make sure you check the Vegetation Management Act before planning firebreaks and your fire permit obligations before burning.
Any landholder interested in undertaking landscape burning should contact their fire warden to apply for a permit to light fire. Part of this permit to light application is informing your neighbours at least 72 hours prior to applying for a permit to light fire.
Find your local fire warden here: Fire Warden Finder
The Fire Warden’s role includes:
- granting or rejecting applications for permit to light fire
- determining the conditions under which permitted fires can be lit
- advising owners and occupiers of the need for fuel and hazard reduction
- recommending safety precautions for the protection of homes and assets.