Planned burns


Planned burns are undertaken during low-risk periods. The aim of planned burns is to reduce ground fuel and reduce the impact of bushfires, reduce the threat to life and assets while also protecting and enhancing the diversity 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.

Council staff use weather forecasts to determine the most suitable days to implement the planned burn in accordance with permit conditions. 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 City of Moreton Bay on (07) 3205 0555.

Planned burn program

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Suburb Location Burn area
Banksia Beach Bribie Island Community Centre, 191-193 Sunderland Drive Burn map area
Bellara Verdoni Street Park, 354 Sunderland Drive Burn area map
Bongaree Foley Street Reserve, 53 - 66 Foley Street Burn area map
Bunya QPWS Multi Tenure, 2 Pinecone Court Burn area map
Bunya Yarral-Yarral Reserve, 760 Bunya Road Burn area map
Burpengary Burpengary Cemetery Reserve, 623 Morayfield Road Burn area map
Burpengary East Buckley Road Park, 139 Buckley Road Burn area map
Caboolture Aerodrome Road Park, Lot 5 Aerodrome Road Burn area map
Caboolture Lagoon Creek Park, Lot 951 Pettigrew Street Burn area map
Caboolture Scarborough Road Park, 59 Scarborough Road Burn area map
Cashmere Topp Park, 183 Winn road Burn area map
Cashmere Wessling Close Park, 3 Wessling Close Burn area map
Cedar Creek RFSQ Multi Tenure, 243 Morrison Road Burn area map
Clontarf Duffield Road Park, 313 Duffield Road Burn area map
Deception Bay Krause Street APZ, Lot 11 Deception Bay Road Burn area map
Donnybrook Toorbul/Donnybrook Pony Club Grounds, 1105 Pumicestone Road Burn area map
Elimbah Kirrang Drive Park, 724 Beerburrum Road Burn area map
Godwin Beach Bestmann Road Park, 404-414 Bestmann Road Burn area map
Kurwongbah Dayboro Road Reserve, Lot 4 Dayboro Road Burn area map
Meldale Meldale Road Park (East), 216 Meldale 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 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.