Planned burns

Planned burns

Planned burns, also known as hazard reduction or prescribed burns, are undertaken during low risk periods. The aim of planned burns is to reduce ground fuel and lessen the impact of bushfires, reduce the threat to life and assets, while also protecting and enhancing the diversity and abundance of native plants and animals.

Before a burn takes place, an ecological assessment of each site is carried out to determine the environmental values that require protecting, such as hollows, nests, dens, and significant species.

As the burns are spot ignited and burn slowly at low intensity, these values can be protected from fire by raking and/or wetting around them. In addition, a wildlife spotter is on site before, during and after the burn to ensure the safety of all fauna.

The planned burn program will be undertaken dependent on weather, and therefore it is difficult to forecast the actual date of burns. Properties adjoining the planned burn locations will be letterbox dropped prior to the burn. Nearby residents who have subscribed to the MoretonAlert system will receive a SMS text and/or email notification the day before a burn proceeds.

Additional burns to those listed may be undertaken during the year dependent on the weather and site conditions, and notifications will be issued.

For more information about council planned burns in your area, contact Moreton Bay Regional Council on (07) 3205 0555.

Planned burn program

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Suburb Location Burn area
Albany Creek (COMPLETED) Dawn Road Reserve, 1 Dawn Road Burn area map
Arana Hills Collins Road APZ, 17 Bunyaville Close Burn area map
Bongaree (COMPLETED) Buckley's Hole Conservation Park, 2 Tully Street Burn area map
Bunya (COMPLETED) Bunya Cemetery Reserve, 660 Bunya Road Burn area map
Bunya (COMPLETED) Tyler Reserve, Retreat Court Burn area map
Bunya (COMPLETED) Wilga Road Park South, 8 Wilga Drive Burn area map
Burpengary Burpengary Cemetery Reserve, 623 Morayfield Road Burn area map
Burpengary (COMPLETED) Mayfield Crescent Reserve, 141 Hawthorn Road Burn area map
Caboolture Cathy Court Reserve, 65 Cathy Court Burn area map
Caboolture (COMPLETED) Childs Road Park, 50-70 Childs Road Burn area map
Caboolture (COMPLETED) Lagoon Creek Park, Lot 951 Pettigrew Street Burn area map
Cashmere Hacker Road Reserve South, 28 Forest Road Burn area map
Cashmere Lottie Place Reserve, 1 Lottie Place Burn area map
Cashmere Old School Road Reserve, Lot 3 Old School Road Burn area map
Cashmere Somers Street Park, 480 Eatons Crossing Road Burn area map
Cashmere Wessling Close Park, 3 Wessling Close Burn area map
Cashmere (COMPLETED) Reserves between Forgan Road and Winn Road, 183 Winn road Burn area map
Cedar Creek Morrison Road Park, 243 Morrison Road Burn area map
Clontarf Duffield Road Park, 313 Duffield Road Burn area map
Closeburn McDowall's Road Reserve, McDowalls Road Burn area map
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Useful tips

  • Residents in surrounding areas may notice smoke during and after the burn.
  • People should keep away from the burn during and in the days following the event.
  • Asthmatics and people sensitive to smoke are advised to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed.
  • Motorists in the area should drive to the conditions. Pets and livestock should be secured, if necessary.
  • Council hazard reduction burn crews work closely with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to undertake planned burns.
  • Helpful resources are available from the Rural Fire Service website.