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Wood collection sites to open

SIX domestic firewood collection sites near Mildura and Robinvale will progressively open after the completion of harvesting of trees.
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People are able to collect firewood for domestic use from within the designated collection areas until June 30 this year.

The designated firewood collection areas will be marked by official signs.

Parks Victoria district manager Peter Foster said the areas around Mildura and Robinvale would open slightly after the opening of the collection season statewide on March 1 to allow sufficient time for harvesting of the trees in a manner that was safer to Parks Victoria staff.

“Those collecting firewood must only collect fallen trees,” he said.

“It is also possible that collection areas may close early if firewood supplies are exhausted or conditions become unsuitable.”

Parks Victoria and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) staff plan to patrol parks, forests and reserves to ensure people do the right thing while collecting their firewood.

Concealed cameras will be used in some areas.

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