Update on planned burns for Macleay Island: 11-14 June 2019

Redland City Council – along with the Macleay Island Rural Fire Brigade – is intending to undertake hazard reduction burns at six Macleay Island locations from Tuesday 11 June to Friday 14 June, depending on weather conditions throughout the period.

Weather conditions have made it difficult to establish fires in the two locations that were to be burned today. These two locations will now be burned later in the week:
• Cow Bay Conservation Area (77–95 Beelong Street), Macleay Is
• 15-25 Kardinia Street, Macleay Is – approx. one hectare in size

Crews have now moved to the site at 16-18 Benowa Street, Macleay Island, where they will attempt a planned burn this afternoon.

As previously indication, these three locations will follow throughout the week (weather permitting):
• 1-25 Balaka Street, Macleay Is
• 14 Kestrel Street, Macleay Is
• 28-34 Southsea Terrace, Macleay Is

Preparation of the sites is being undertaken in the leading up to the burns, including clearing around significant logs and trees. Crews will be staying on the island throughout the period to mop-up after each burn and ensure the sites are completely extinguished.

Traffic management plans will be in place for each site along with traffic control.

All attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work. Stay safe in smoky conditions by following these tips from Queensland Health.

These planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel – which will assist with hazard reduction – and provide conditions essential for native regeneration.

If you require further details of the planned burn, phone Council on 3829 8999.