Firewood Stocks Reach Record Lows as Winter Approached

March 21, 2024 9:26 am in by
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Victoria is facing a significant firewood shortage and with winter on the way – local Nationals MP, Gaelle Broad – says that’s a worry!

The 2024 autumn firewood collection season opened on March 1 and local reports say that supplies were cleaned out within four hours.

Broad says a lack of firewood will also impact rising costs this winter.

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Broad is also calling on the government to extend the season, increase supplies, and loosen rules around collecting wood from fallen trees.

Just last month, a 39-year-old man from Kyneton was fined $3000 after he illegally cut down trees for firewood in the Metcalfe state forest.