Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews will soon be conducting a planned burn in Sandy Creek Conservation Area.
The burn is scheduled to start this morning, Tuesday 12 May (weather permitting).
It will be undertaken in the area highlighted in yellow on the map, adjacent to Warren Street, Mount Cotton.
For public safety, Sandy Creek Conservation Area will be closed to all residents and visitors during the works.
Signage indicating the closure will be in place at entry points and will be removed when the park is safe for the public to enter.
Planned burns, which are done to reduce fire hazards and improve ecological outcomes, are deemed by Queensland Health to be an essential service; and Council crews will be adhering to all social distancing and hygiene requirements under current pandemic control measures.
Council appreciates the burns may cause some inconvenience, but all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.
People affected by smoke are advised to stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed.
Planned burns help keep the Redlands Coast community safe by reducing fire danger; they also provide conditions essential for the regeneration of native plants.
For information about Council’s planned burns program, visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns or contact Council on 3829 8999.