In the Rural City of Wangaratta, there are several options for firewood collection at firewood depots and on approved roadsides. However many roadsides are threatened habitats and collection on roadsides is limited.
Sadly, not enough people realise how important it is to maintain roadside vegetation. Roadside vegetation provides important habitat to animals such as parrots, kookaburras, owls, possums, gliders, bats, and geckos. All of these local residents are on our high conservation road reserves and require hollows and fallen timber for shelter and homes .
To help address these issues and the limited supply of firewood the Rural City of Wangaratta participated in the ‘North East Community Firewood Access Project’. This helped encourage Councils, VicRoads and other organisations to work with their communities to assist in access of firewood through the establishment of firewood depots.
Two Council firewood depots offer a good alternative to collection from roadsides.
Firewood Permits are required to collect wood at Firewood Depots. These are available from the Glenrowan Post Office and the Wangaratta Government Centre.
For further information please contact Council on (03) 5722 0888.