Category Archives: Planned Burns

Planned burns scheduled – 13 to 16 April 2021


Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) will be undertaking three separate planned burns on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah from Tuesday 13 April to Friday 16 April 2021.

They are conducting the burns at the following locations:

  • North of 2 Mile (5.3 ha) on Tuesday 13 April 2021
  • Blue Lake/Kaboora walking track (1.7 ha) on Tuesday 13 April 2021
  • Blue Lake/Kaboora – Tortoise Lagoon (13.9 ha) between Wednesday 14 April and Friday 16 April, 2021, weather permitting.

The burns are being undertaken as part of the annual hazard reduction, cultural heritage and conservation management program for QPWS, to maintain forest health and to help protect life and property in the event of a wildfire.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

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Council spends $2.5 million on fire management for SMBI


Council is on track to spend more than $2.5 million on fire mitigation measures on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) since 2017.

Mayor Karen Williams said the fire management measures were an important component of Council’s annual disaster preparedness activities on the SMBI and in response to major fires on the islands in recent years.

“Major works have been undertaken on Council-owned land, and will continue, as part of our strategy to make the islands safer for residents,” she said.

“Council also works closely with the community and supports individual responsibility for fire safety on private properties.

“This includes community education and awareness campaigns and liaising with our Community Champions who help spread the safety message.”

This financial year, Council has budgeted almost $779,000 for all fire mitigation measures on the SMBI, including not only fuel reduction but also weed control, tree pruning, planned burning, fire trail maintenance and debris removal.

“This brings the total spend, since July 2017, to $2.502 million,” Cr Williams said.

“Following the implementation of all recommendations in the QFES Fire Management Plan Review Report, Council is planning an ongoing annual budget of $590,000 to maintain the fire management regime on the SMBI from next financial year – almost double what Council spent in the 2017-18 financial year.”

Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said it was important to maintain fuel reduction zones, located between privately-owned properties containing structures and Council-owned bushland, to ensure access for response vehicles.

“The maintenance program includes slashing eight times during the year and uplift pruning of vegetation, which also helps to reduce the fuel area adjacent to private properties,” he said.

Cr Edwards said there were also 44 fire trails on the SMBI.

“This network of about 23.5km of trails has been constructed over the past three years and more may be constructed as required,” he said.

“They are also subject to a maintenance program, with slashing and vegetation removal to ensure vehicle access and the application of rock hardening to some trail areas.

“Other fire mitigation measures on the islands this year include weed control, removal of debris and planned burns which are undertaken between April and September, weather permitting.”

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Planned burn scheduled – Friday 14 August 2020


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation unit will undertake a hazard reduction burn in a section of bushland within the Emu Street Bushland Refuge on Friday 14 August 2020, weather conditions permitting. The location of the burn area is 58 Hillcrest Road, Sheldon – highlighted in yellow on the map.

The purpose of the burn will be to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction.

Preparation of the site will be undertaken in the days leading up to the date of the burn,
and will consist of clearing around significant logs and habitat trees. Some limited test
burning may be conducted during this time.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts
will be made to limit any smoke hazards. Planned burns assist to reduce the fire danger and provide conditions essential for native regeneration.

For more information visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns or phone Council’s Conservation Fire Management Team on 3829 8999.

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Planned burns scheduled – Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 August 2020


Redland City Council – in consultation with the Quandamooka Yoollooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) Rangers, QFES and QRFS – will undertake multiple hazard reduction burns on North Stradbroke Island this week (dependent on ongoing weather conditions).

The burns are planned for Tramican Street and George Nothling Drive Conservation Areas at Point Lookout. See the areas highlighted in yellow on the map.

Site preparations have included clearing around significant logs and habitat trees.

It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be
made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

The planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction. Planned burns also provide conditions essential for native bushland regeneration.

For more information visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns or phone Council’s Conservation Fire Management Team on 3829 8999.

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Planned burn in Coolnwynpin Nature Refuge


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are intending to undertake a hazard reduction burn in a section of bushland within the Coolnwynpin Nature Refuge from Monday 20 July 2020, weather permitting.

The location of the burn area is 26 Coolnwynpin Way, Capalaba – highlighted in yellow on the map below.

Council appreciates that planned burns may cause some inconvenience, and all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and people affected by smoke should stay inside 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.

 

 

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Planned burns scheduled – Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May 2020


Redland City Council’s Parks & Conservation Crews are intending to undertake the following hazard reduction burns (weather permitting):

  • Squirrel Glider Conservation Area, 8-66 McMillian Road, Alexandra Hills – Tuesday 26 May
  • Scribbly Gums Conservation Area, 57A Winchester Road, Alexandra Hills – Wednesday 27 May
  • Heinemann Road Conversation Area, 277-293 Heinemann Road, Mount Cotton – Thursday 28 May
  • Sanctuary Drive Conservation Area, 35 Sugarglider Court, Mount Cotton – Thursday 28 May
  • Bayview Conservation Area, 487-503 German Church Road, Redland Bay – Friday 29 May

Maps of each location below.

Squirrel Glider Conservation Area, 8-66 McMillian Road, Alexandra Hills – large yellow highlighted area to the west scheduled for Tuesday 26 May

Scribbly Gums Conservation Area, 57A Winchester Road, Alexandra Hills – 8 hectare yellow highlighted area scheduled for Wednesday 27 May

Heinemann Road Conservation Area (yellow highlighted area to the west) and Sanctuary Drive Conservation Area (yellow highlighted area to the east) are scheduled for Thursday 28 May

Bayview Conservation Area, 487-503 German Church Road, Redland Bay – 4 hectare yellow highlighted area scheduled for Friday 29 May

Preparation of the sites will be undertaken in the days leading up to the date of the burns, and will consist of clearing around significant logs and habitat trees. Some limited test burning may be conducted during this time.

It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards. The planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction. Planned burns assist to reduce the fire danger and provide conditions essential for native regeneration.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, please visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns or contact Council on 3829 8999.

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Planned burn in Bayview Conservation Area


Redland City Council’s Parks & Conservation Crew’s along with Queensland Fire &
Emergency Services (QFES) are intending to undertake a hazard reduction burn in a
section of bushland in Bayview Conservation Area from 13 May 2020, dependant on
weather conditions at the time.

The location of the burn area is 243-271 Bayview Conservation Area, Redland Bay –
highlighted in yellow on the map. The purpose of the burn will be for hazard reduction
as well as for ecological outcomes.

Preparation of the site will be undertaken in the days leading up to the date of the burn,
and will consist of clearing around significant logs and habitat trees. Some limited test
burning may be conducted during this time.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts
will be made to limit any smoke hazards. The planned burn is necessary to reduce the
volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction. Planned burns assist
to reduce the fire danger and provide conditions essential for native regeneration.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, please visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns  or contact Council on 3829 8999.

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Planned burn in Sandy Creek Conservation Area


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.

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Bayview Conservation Park to close during planned burns


Update – April 28, 2020 4pm

The planned burns in Bayview Conservation Park that were scheduled for Wednesday 29 April and Thursday 30 April have been postponed due to forecast wet weather. Advice will be provided when new dates are known.

April 22, 2020 4.10pm

Due to weather conditions, the site of the planned burn scheduled for Bayview Conservation Park tomorrow (23 April) has been moved to be adjacent to Days Road (instead of German Church Road).

April 21, 2020 1.00pm

Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews will soon be conducting planned burns in Bayview Conservation Park, Redland Bay.

The burns are currently scheduled for Thursday 23, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 April 2020.

However, the dates may change depending on the weather and conditions at the time, and the community will be advised through Council’s website and social media.

For public safety, Bayview Conservation Park 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.

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Planned Burn for Greater Glider Conservation Area, Alexandra Hills


April 22, 2020 9.30am

This planned burn started at 9.30am today (­­­­­Wednesday 22 April).

If smoke presents a hazard to the localised streets, traffic management (advisory signs and smoke hazard signs) will be put in place.  Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering a respiratory condition.

April 21, 2020 4.40pm

Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation Crews are intending to undertake a hazard reduction burn of a section of bushland within the Greater Glider Conservation Area, 250-354 Redland Bay Road, Alexandra Hills.  See the green highlighted section on the map for the exact location.

The burn will take place between Wednesday 22 April and Friday 24 April 2020, depending on weather conditions over that period.

Preparation of the site is currently being undertaken, including clearing around significant logs and habitat trees. Some limited test burning may also be conducted.

All attempts will be made to limit any inconvenience and smoke hazards from the work. Stay safe in smoky conditions by following these tips from Queensland Health.

This planned burn is necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction. Planned burns assist to reduce the fire danger and provide conditions essential for native regeneration.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, please visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns

If you require further details about this planned burn, please contact our Conservation Fire Management Officer Adam Pearce on 3829 8999.

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