Extreme Weather Conditions Forecast For Weekend

This is a photograph of the sign outside the Recycling Centre in Plenty which says Closed.

With heatwave conditions this long weekend, there is increased risk of fire danger around the state. Whether you are at home or travelling, it’s important to know where to go for emergency and heat health information.

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Central District on Saturday 9 March. There is an Extreme Fire Danger Rating for Central District for Saturday 9 March. As of Friday 8 March, there is a High Fire Danger Rating for Sunday 10 March and Monday 11 March, but it is essential to monitor the CFA and VicEmergency communication channels for updates over the weekend.

Find out About Fire Danger Ratings and About Total Fire Bans and what these mean for you at the CFA website.

Due to the Total Fire Ban on Saturday 9 March, the Recycling Centre and Reuse Shop in Plenty will be closed.

At this stage, due to the extreme weather conditions and the heat health warning, the Recycling Centre and Reuse Shop will operate the reduced hours of 8am-12pm, on Sunday 10 March. If a day of Total Fire Ban is declared, they will close. The centre and shop will be closed on Monday 11 March for the Labour Day public holiday.

Edendale Community Environment Farm and cafe will be open on Saturday 9 March, but closed on Sunday 10 March and Monday 11 March. Staff will be focusing on animal welfare on those days.

You can stay up to date with emergency information via multiple channels:

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