Vic bushfire parks reopen for Easter

Vic bushfire parks reopen for Easter

8 April 2009

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Australia — Victoria’s Environment Minister says the impact of the Black Saturday bushfires in the state’s parks will soon not be noticeable.

Most of Victoria’s parks will be open for business over Easter, including parts of the Bunyip State Park and the Tarra Bulga National Park.

Tourism operators are hoping visitor numbers will be strong over the holiday period.

Gavin Jennings says all of the reopened parks are safe for visitors.

“We’re confident that people will be safe in parks when they come back this Easter,” he said.

“There might be some chance that we’ll be having some fuel reduction burning, so we advise people to check out the DSE [Department of Sustainability and Environment] website or the bushfire information line before they head off, just to give themselves some reassurance about whether there’s any planned burning.”

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