Fire Mitigation Plan Reduces Risks

Cherbourg council  and Queensland fire and emergency services have been  working closely to formulate the Cherbourg Bushfire Risk Mitigation Plan for  2021.

The plan outlines Operation Cool Burn 2021 which takes in the cooler weather of April to August to conduct

Fuel reduction burns in the areas of grass and bushland surrounding Cherbourg town limits.

Planning included mapping and construction of bare earth fire breaks with a contracted grader  and councils tractor and blade .

Council also constructed mowed and whipper snipped grass  breaks behind houses in the most fire prone areas.

 Cherbourg council farm staff ,Cherbourg fire station and nearby Tablelands rural fire service staff  have started  burning and will continue cool burns for the next 2 months.