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Intaka Island Controlled Burn

12 March 2014

                                

As was published in the December 2013 issue of the Century City newsletter, a planned controlled burn of a section of the vegetation on Intaka Island will take place over the course of 1 day in the last two weeks of March 2014.
The burn will take place on a suitable weekday between Monday to Thursday and will be dependent on the weather. 

The burn is required in terms of the Century City Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and is endorsed by the Intaka Island Blouvlei Management Committee. The EMP states that the Sand Plain Fynbos on the Northern half of Intaka Island has to be burnt every fifteen years. This habitat requires the proliferation of a natural fire regime, without which the unique and irreplaceable indigenous vegetation would not be able to regenerate. 
The section of Intaka Island to be burnt will be along its eastern banks in front of the Waterview Park and Liberty Life buildings (see below diagram).
The burn will be conducted by a professional service provider and monitored by the Century City Property Owner’s Association.
When the burn takes place, surrounding residents are advised to keep their windows shut. Flammable items such as gas canisters should be removed from outside areas and laundry should be taken off washing lines to prevent odour contamination from the smoke. Sprinklers may be used to dampen gardens as a further precautionary measure.
Neighbouring resident bodies and businesses will be notified of the exact date of the burn by email notifications.
For more information contact Alan Liebenberg on alanl@centurycity.co.za or telephonically on 021 552 6889