Plans underway for traditional burn at the Sunbury Rings

20 October 2017

Earlier this week, the Wurundjeri Council, Hume City Council and the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority completed a pre-burn site assessment at the significant Aboriginal heritage site, the Sunbury Earth Rings.

The use of traditional burning techniques (also knows as ‘cool burns’) for grassland management aims to encourage the growth of native plant species such as Ruby Saltbush, Kidney Weed and Tree Violet by minimising competition with weeds and germinating the seeds of native species after the fire.

The burn will also bring Aboriginal organisations together to share and build knowledge of the practice.

The burn is planned for early November (weather pending).

This activity is a part of the Valuing our Volcanic Plains project, which isĀ supported by the PPWCMA, through funding from the National Landcare Program.