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 Cressbrook Drive Reserve, 84 Dugandan Road Burn area map
Albany Creek Dawn Road Reserve, 1 Dawn Road Burn area map
Arana Hills (COMPLETED) Collins Road APZ, 17 Bunyaville Close Burn area map
Armstrong Creek Alison Booker Court Reserve, Lot 200 Alison Booker Court Burn area map
Bellmere (COMPLETED) 561 Bellmere Road, 561 Bellmere Road Burn area map
Bunya Tyler Reserve, 2 Ruby Court Burn area map
Burpengary Burpengary Cemetery Reserve, 623 Morayfield Road Burn area map
Burpengary (COMPLETED) Burpengary Environmental Reserve, 579 Morayfield Road Burn area map
Burpengary Hauton Road Park, 275 Hauton Road Burn area map
Burpengary (COMPLETED) Leonard Court Park, 10 Leonard Court Burn area map
Burpengary (COMPLETED) Orpheus Place Park, 1 Hunt Road Burn area map
Burpengary East Buckley Road Park, 139 Buckley Road Burn area map
Burpengary East Nectar Way Park, 74 Northwood Drive Burn area map
Cashmere Hacker Road South Complex, 28 Forest Road Burn area map
Cashmere (COMPLETED) Lottie Place Reserve, 1 Lottie Place Burn area map
Cashmere (COMPLETED) Old School Road Reserve (North), Old School Rd Burn area map
Closeburn McDowall's Road Reserve, McDowalls Rd Burn area map
D'Aguilar Curran Street Park, 1950 Wood St Burn area map
Deception Bay North Lakes Environmental Reserve, 137 Lipscombe Road Burn area map
Toorbul Donnybrook Pony Club Grounds, 1104B Pumicestone 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.