Bayview Conservation Park to close during planned burns


Update – April 28, 2020 4pm

The planned burns in Bayview Conservation Park that were scheduled for Wednesday 29 April and Thursday 30 April have been postponed due to forecast wet weather. Advice will be provided when new dates are known.

April 22, 2020 4.10pm

Due to weather conditions, the site of the planned burn scheduled for Bayview Conservation Park tomorrow (23 April) has been moved to be adjacent to Days Road (instead of German Church Road).

April 21, 2020 1.00pm

Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews will soon be conducting planned burns in Bayview Conservation Park, Redland Bay.

The burns are currently scheduled for Thursday 23, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 April 2020.

However, the dates may change depending on the weather and conditions at the time, and the community will be advised through Council’s website and social media.

For public safety, Bayview Conservation Park will be closed to all residents and visitors during the works.

Signage indicating the closure will be in place at entry points and will be removed when the park is safe for the public to enter.

Planned burns, which are done to reduce fire hazards and improve ecological outcomes, are deemed by Queensland Health to be an essential service; and Council crews will be adhering to all social distancing and hygiene requirements under current pandemic control measures.

Council appreciates the burns may cause some inconvenience, but all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.

People affected by smoke are advised to stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed.

Planned burns help keep the Redlands Coast community safe by reducing fire danger; they also provide conditions essential for the regeneration of native plants.

For information about Council’s planned burns program, visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns  or contact Council on 3829 8999.