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

The planned burn program for 2023 has concluded. The 2024 burn program will be posted prior to the next season in early 2024.

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Suburb Location Burn area
Woorim (COMPLETED) QFES AFMG Multi Agency activity, 167 First Avenue Burn area map
Burpengary (COMPLETED) Hauton Road Park, 275 Hauton Road Burn area map
Burpengary East (COMPLETED) Uhlmann Road Park (Airfield), Lot 5 Uhlmann Road Burn area map
Cashmere (COMPLETED) Forest Road Reserve, 36 - 40 Forest Road Burn map area
Cashmere (COMPLETED) Wessling Close Park, 3 Wessling Close Burn area map
Deception Bay (COMPLETED) Deception Bay Scenic Reserve, 385 Deception Bay Road Burn area map
Elimbah (COMPLETED) Hill Road Reserve, Hill Road Burn area map
Ferny Hills (COMPLETED) Woodend Park, 9 - 21 Ridgewood Court Burn area map
Mount Glorious (COMPLETED) Harland Road APZ, Harland Road Burn area map
Mount Glorious (PART COMPLETED) Harland Road Reserve, Lot 36 Harland Road Burn area map
Mount Nebo (COMPLETED) Forestry Road and Barbara Kelly Reserves, Lot 99 Darcy Kelly Road Burn area map
Ningi (COMPLETED) Cocos Close Park, 30 Cavanagh Place Burn area map
Upper Caboolture (PART COMPLETED) Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park, 302 Williamson Road Burn area map
Upper Caboolture (COMPLETED) Upper Caboolture Waste Transfer Station, 789 Caboolture River 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.