Collecting firewood from the roadside is permitted in certain areas throughout the Shire but, if you intend on collecting firewood, you need to contact Council in the first instance and obtain a permit.
Permits cost $16 and allows the collection of a cubic metre’s worth of firewood per permit.
Permits are available at any of Strathbogie Shire Council’s Customer Service Centres in Euroa and Nagambie.
Any person detected collecting firewood without a current permit may be subject to an infringement or prosecution.
The current firewood collection period began on March 1 and finishes on June 30 and residents are reminded that firewood collection is not permitted during the winter.
Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Chris Raeburn said Council supported members of the community collecting roadside firewood, but they must ensure the wood is collected from areas that will not impact the important habitat of our native flora and fauna.
“Firewood can only be collected from medium to lower conservation roadsides and council staff will assist you in determining where is best to go to collect your firewood,” he said.
“We want our Shire residents to stay warm while continuing to protect our surrounds.”