Launceston council conduct controlled grass burn at Royal Park

A controlled grass burn will be conducted at Royal Park on Thursday. 

The City of Launceston’s website said the tussock grassland requires burning rather than mowing to rejuvenate the grass. 

Tussock grasslands, also known as highland grassland, are found in fertile valleys and plains. 

According to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, fire and grazing are the most common methods to maintain the health of native grasslands. 

The council’s controlled burn at Royal Park, near the Tamar River Cruises, will begin at 11am.