Shenton Bushland - Grasstree burning

The City is undertaking burning of dead grass tree skirts across a 1-hectare area of Shenton Bushland during late August 2017.

This project is being undertaken to reduce fine fuel loads within the hazard separation zone in the reserve. Fine fuel loads consist of grasses and small twigs which are less than 6mm in diameter

Ground burning will not occur and it will be limited to clumps of tall grass trees with a priority for those grasstrees under Jarrah and Banksia canopies.

How can I get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Provide us with some feedback by using the Feedback tool
  • Observe the signage displayed at the site.

All feedback and project updates, including site locations of where work is being undertaken will occur on in the News Feed on this engagement page.

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The City is undertaking burning of dead grass tree skirts across a 1-hectare area of Shenton Bushland during late August 2017.

This project is being undertaken to reduce fine fuel loads within the hazard separation zone in the reserve. Fine fuel loads consist of grasses and small twigs which are less than 6mm in diameter

Ground burning will not occur and it will be limited to clumps of tall grass trees with a priority for those grasstrees under Jarrah and Banksia canopies.

How can I get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Provide us with some feedback by using the Feedback tool
  • Observe the signage displayed at the site.

All feedback and project updates, including site locations of where work is being undertaken will occur on in the News Feed on this engagement page.

If you would like to be involved or learn of other engagement activities undertaken by the City or to receive the e-newsletter, please register by clicking on the register tab on this page.


  • 30 to 40 percent of grass tree burning completed

    6 days ago
    Burn cropped

    The City undertook grass tree burning at Shenton Bushland on Tuesday the 22 August and Monday the 11 September 2017. On these dates approximately 30-40% of grass trees were burnt across an area of approximately one hectare. The burnt area is currently being monitored to assess weed growth and native flora regeneration.

    The grass trees were burnt to reduce fine fuel loads within the reserve. Shenton Bushland has a high proportion of grass trees that have long dead skirts which are a source of fire fuels. Fine fuels consist of grasses and small twigs which are less than 6 mm... Continue reading

    The City undertook grass tree burning at Shenton Bushland on Tuesday the 22 August and Monday the 11 September 2017. On these dates approximately 30-40% of grass trees were burnt across an area of approximately one hectare. The burnt area is currently being monitored to assess weed growth and native flora regeneration.

    The grass trees were burnt to reduce fine fuel loads within the reserve. Shenton Bushland has a high proportion of grass trees that have long dead skirts which are a source of fire fuels. Fine fuels consist of grasses and small twigs which are less than 6 mm in diameter. These fine fuels contribute to the intensity and spread of fire in the event of an unplanned fire and this work will assist the City to help protect property by reducing the build-up of flammable fuel loads.

    This work aims to supplement the manual fuel load reduction work that has been undertaken in the reserve in the past few years along with the annual grass weed spraying program that controls annual and perennial grass weeds which are also a source of fine fuel loads. The burnt area is currently being monitored to assess weed growth and native flora regeneration.

  • Burn Program commences

    8 days ago
    Bushland fire

    The grass tree burning at Shenton Bushland will be commencing from Monday, 11 September 2017

    This work will be undertaken between 8am and 4pm with contractors possibly on site until 6 pm mopping up with their water tanks.

    For enquiries regarding this project and any associated smoke haze please contact Vicki Shannon Environmental Conservation Coordinator, mobile 0439 943 355, or the City on (08) 9273 3500.

    Further updates and information in relation to the burn program will be provided on this engagement page.

    The grass tree burning at Shenton Bushland will be commencing from Monday, 11 September 2017

    This work will be undertaken between 8am and 4pm with contractors possibly on site until 6 pm mopping up with their water tanks.

    For enquiries regarding this project and any associated smoke haze please contact Vicki Shannon Environmental Conservation Coordinator, mobile 0439 943 355, or the City on (08) 9273 3500.

    Further updates and information in relation to the burn program will be provided on this engagement page.

  • Burning rescheduled

    26 days ago
    Grasstree burning3

    The City commenced grass tree burning at Shenton Bushland on Tuesday 22 August. However, due to weather conditions only a small number of grass trees were burnt on the day. These works have been rescheduled for the week of the 4-10 September when weather conditions will be more favourable.


    The City commenced grass tree burning at Shenton Bushland on Tuesday 22 August. However, due to weather conditions only a small number of grass trees were burnt on the day. These works have been rescheduled for the week of the 4-10 September when weather conditions will be more favourable.


  • Required burning to commence on dead grasstree skirts

    about 1 month ago
    Grasstree on fire1

    Please be careful when visiting Shenton Park during late August/early September as the City is undertaking burning of dead grass tree skirts across a 1-hectare area of the Park.

    This project is being undertaken to reduce fine fuel loads within the hazard separation zone in the reserve. Fine fuel loads consist of grasses and small twigs which are less than 6mm in diameter.

    Ground burning will not be undertaken and will be limited to clumps of tall grass trees with a priority for those situated under Jarrah and Banksia canopies. See the map for the location of the burning.

    Please... Continue reading

    Please be careful when visiting Shenton Park during late August/early September as the City is undertaking burning of dead grass tree skirts across a 1-hectare area of the Park.

    This project is being undertaken to reduce fine fuel loads within the hazard separation zone in the reserve. Fine fuel loads consist of grasses and small twigs which are less than 6mm in diameter.

    Ground burning will not be undertaken and will be limited to clumps of tall grass trees with a priority for those situated under Jarrah and Banksia canopies. See the map for the location of the burning.

    Please observe the signage when visiting this area during this time.

    Due to the work, the City will be closing the internal pathways in the south-western part of the park.