Planned burns

Planned burns

Controlled hazard reduction burns are planned during low risk periods to remove ground fuel in susceptible areas in readiness for bushfire season.

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 1 Dawn Road Burn area map
Beachmere Beachmere Conservation Park, 199 Bishop Road Burn area map
Bellara Verdoni Street Park, 354 Sunderland Drive Burn area map
Bongaree Melsa Park, 74 Toorbul Street Burn area map
Bray Park Lavender Court Reserve, 32 Lavender Court Burn area map
Bunya Tyler Reserve, Retreat Court Burn area map
Burpengary Burpengary Cemetery, 623 Morayfield Road Burn area map
Burpengary Mayfield Crescent Park, 141 Hawthorn Road Burn area map
Burpengary East Uhlmann Road Park, 540 Uhlmann Road Burn area map
Caboolture Cathy Court Reserve, 65 Cathy Court Burn area map
Caboolture Golden Drive Park, 256 Pumicestone Road Burn area map
Caboolture Toovey Street Reserve, 18 Border Street Burn area map
Cashmere Hacker Road South, 28 Forest Road Burn area map
Cashmere Old School Road Burn area map
Cashmere Wessling Close Park, 3 Wessling Close Burn area map
Clear Mountain Lily Clench Reserve, 109 Clear Mountain Rd Burn area map
Closeburn Mcdowalls Road Reserve, Mcdowalls Road Burn area map
Deception Bay 385 Deception Bay Road Burn area map
Deception Bay Krause Street, 8 Warren Crescent Burn area map
Draper Reginald Draper Reserve, 19 Williem Drive 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.