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

Council's Fire Management Team have completed the 2022 burn program as per below. The 2023 burn program will be posted prior to the next season in early 2023.

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Suburb Location Burn area
Bunya (COMPLETED) Tyler Reserve, Lot 38 Retreat Court Burn area map
Caboolture (COMPLETED) William G Buckle Heritage Reserve, 81 - 87 Wallace Street Burn area map
Cashmere (COMPLETED) Clear Mountain Park 6, Lot 2 Clear Mountain Road Burn area map
Cashmere (COMPLETED) Corvus Drive/Ken Duncombe Drive Reserves, 19 Ken Duncombe Drive Burn area map
Cashmere (COMPLETED) Raymont Reserve, 21 Lindale Court Burn area map
D'Aguilar (COMPLETED) Curran Street Park, 32 Curran Street Burn area map
Rothwell (COMPLETED) North Lakes Environmental Reserve, 15 Adonis Court Burn area map
Sandstone Point (COMPLETED) Eimeo Place Park, 2-28 Eimeo Place 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.