Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation advises that prescribed burning will commence from 8 April and continue to 30th June 2019.
If you are visiting Wunambal Gaambera Country via road, sea or air, heed fire operation notices and avoid fire operation areas during this period. Uunguu Rangers will display fire operation notices on the Nguauwudu (Road) Zone and other Visitor Locations.
If you are a bushwalker, our bushwalking corridors are open from 1 July – 31 October after burning season.
Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation is responsible for exclusive possession lands in the WW Uunguu Native Title Determination. It includes areas formerly identified as unallocated crown land, the northern parts of the Mitchell R National Park, Lawley R National Park, Camp Creek Conservation Park and part of the Laterite Conservation Park as well as Aboriginal Reserves.
Our ‘Right Way Fire’ program aims to reduce the impact of late dry season wildfires on cultural sites, biodiversity and infrastructure. Burning will be done through a combination of ground burning (along road and track networks) and aerial burning from a helicopter and plane. WGAC also undertakes some joint fire activities with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions.
Care will be taken to ensure that fire does not cross cadastral boundaries or threaten infrastructure and assets. If you are a landowner we would encourage you to comply with the Bush Fires Act 1954 and install firebreaks. The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley and Department of Fire & Emergency Services can provide advice on this.