Category Archives: Planned Burns

Planned burns scheduled – Russell Island


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews, along with Russell Island Rural Fire Service, will undertake hazard reduction burns on Russell Island between Wednesday 8 September and Saturday 11 September, weather conditions permitting.

The locations of the planned burns are:

  • Melomys Wetland at 4-10 Susan Street, 83-87 Glendale Road and 66-84 Glendale Road
  • Water Mouse Wetland at 47-71 Stradbroke Drive
  • Fern Terrace Bushland Refuge off Fern Terrace
  • Whistling Kite Conservation Area at 172-216 High Street.

Traffic control teams will be on site and advisory signs will be placed in locations where traffic may be impacted by smoke.

The purpose of the burns is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction – reducing the fire danger and providing conditions essential for native regeneration.

It is appreciated that the burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns.

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Planned burn in Mt Cotton – Wednesday 1 September 2021


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews will undertake a hazard reduction burn within Heinemann Road Conservation Area, Mt Cotton on Wednesday 1 September 2021, weather permitting.

The burn area is located in a section of bushland off 277-293 Heinemann Road (highlighted in yellow on the map below).

The burn is expected to occur between 8.30am and 6pm on Wednesday.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction – reducing the fire danger and providing conditions essential for native regeneration.

There will be a half road closure to a small section of Balthazar Circuit, and a traffic control crew will be on site.

It is appreciated that the burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns.

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Planned burn scheduled – Wednesday 28 July 2021


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews along with Brisbane Region Rural Fire Service will undertake a planned burn in a section of bushland within the Bayview Conservation Area, Redland Bay on Wednesday 28 July 2021, weather permitting.

The location of the burn area is 273-305 Days Road (highlighted in yellow on the map below).

The burn is expected to occur between 9am and 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Due to the size of the burn area, Council officers will return on Thursday 29 July to continue the burn, if required, and to monitor the area which has been burned.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction – reducing the fire danger and providing conditions essential for native regeneration.

There will be a half road closure to a small section of Sugargum Avenue, and a traffic control crew will be on site.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns.

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Planned burns scheduled in Alexandra Hills – Friday 23 July 2021


UPDATE: Thursday 22 June 2021

The hazard reduction burns within the Scribbly Gums Conservation Area at Alexandra Hills will continue on Friday 23 July 2021, weather permitting.

Wednesday 21 June 2021

Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation Crews and Brisbane Region Rural Fire Service will undertake a hazard reduction burn in two areas within the Scribbly Gums Conservation Area on Thursday 22 July 2021, weather permitting.

The locations of the planned burns are:

  • 23-141 Flinders Street, Alexandra Hills
  • 57A Winchester Road, Alexandra Hills.

Crews will be onsite from 7.30am, with the burns expected to occur between 10am and 3.30pm.

A hazard reduction burn is planned at 23-141 Flinders Street, Alexandra Hills, in the area marked in yellow.

The purpose of the burns is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction – reducing the fire danger and providing conditions essential for native regeneration.

It is appreciated that the burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

A hazard reduction burn is planned at 57A Winchester Road, Alexandra Hills, in the area marked in yellow.

No impact is expected for road traffic, however advisory signs will be erected in nearby streets that may be impacted by smoke.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns.

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Planned burns scheduled – Wednesday 23 June 2021


UPDATE: Wednesday, 23 June 2021

The planned burns listed below have been postponed due to weather conditions, and will be rescheduled.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Redland City Council’s Parks & Conservation crews will undertake a hazard reduction burn in sections of bushland at Alexandra Hills and Redland Bay on Wednesday 23 June 2021, weather conditions permitting.

The location of the planned burns are:

  • Scribbly Gums Conservation Area, 23-141 Flinders Street, Alexandra Hills (between 9am-5.30pm).
  • Bayview Conservation Area, 273-305 Days Road, Redland Bay (between 9am-4.30pm).

A hazard reduction burn is planned for Scribbly Gums Conservation Area, in the area marked in yellow.

Some tracks around both of these areas will be closed for public access during the burns.

Track closure signs and barrier mesh will be erected in the morning and will be taken down once the burn areas are safe for public access.

The purpose of the burns is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction – reducing the fire danger and providing conditions essential for native regeneration.

A hazard reduction burn is planned for the Bayview Conservation Area, in the area marked in yellow.

It is appreciated that the burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, visit Redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns.

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Planned burn scheduled – Tuesday 1 June 2021


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews will undertake a hazard reduction burn in a section of bushland within the Wallaby Creek Bushland Refuge at Sheldon on Tuesday 1 June 2021, weather conditions permitting.

The location of the burn area is off Summit Street – highlighted in yellow on the map.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction – reducing the fire danger and providing conditions essential for native regeneration.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns.

 

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Planned burn scheduled – Friday 28 May 2021


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation crews will undertake a hazard reduction burn in a section of bushland within the Birkdale Bushland Refuge on Friday 28 May 2021, weather conditions permitting.

The location of the burn area is 88-106 Burbank Road – highlighted in yellow on the map.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will help reduce the fire danger and provide conditions essential for native regeneration.

Preparation of the site was undertaken in the lead up to the date of the burn, and consisted of clearing around significant logs and habitat trees.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

For more information about Council’s planned burn program, visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns.

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Planned burns scheduled – 13 to 16 April 2021


Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) will be undertaking three separate planned burns on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah from Tuesday 13 April to Friday 16 April 2021.

They are conducting the burns at the following locations:

  • North of 2 Mile (5.3 ha) on Tuesday 13 April 2021
  • Blue Lake/Kaboora walking track (1.7 ha) on Tuesday 13 April 2021
  • Blue Lake/Kaboora – Tortoise Lagoon (13.9 ha) between Wednesday 14 April and Friday 16 April, 2021, weather permitting.

The burns are being undertaken as part of the annual hazard reduction, cultural heritage and conservation management program for QPWS, to maintain forest health and to help protect life and property in the event of a wildfire.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards.

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Council spends $2.5 million on fire management for SMBI


Council is on track to spend more than $2.5 million on fire mitigation measures on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) since 2017.

Mayor Karen Williams said the fire management measures were an important component of Council’s annual disaster preparedness activities on the SMBI and in response to major fires on the islands in recent years.

“Major works have been undertaken on Council-owned land, and will continue, as part of our strategy to make the islands safer for residents,” she said.

“Council also works closely with the community and supports individual responsibility for fire safety on private properties.

“This includes community education and awareness campaigns and liaising with our Community Champions who help spread the safety message.”

This financial year, Council has budgeted almost $779,000 for all fire mitigation measures on the SMBI, including not only fuel reduction but also weed control, tree pruning, planned burning, fire trail maintenance and debris removal.

“This brings the total spend, since July 2017, to $2.502 million,” Cr Williams said.

“Following the implementation of all recommendations in the QFES Fire Management Plan Review Report, Council is planning an ongoing annual budget of $590,000 to maintain the fire management regime on the SMBI from next financial year – almost double what Council spent in the 2017-18 financial year.”

Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said it was important to maintain fuel reduction zones, located between privately-owned properties containing structures and Council-owned bushland, to ensure access for response vehicles.

“The maintenance program includes slashing eight times during the year and uplift pruning of vegetation, which also helps to reduce the fuel area adjacent to private properties,” he said.

Cr Edwards said there were also 44 fire trails on the SMBI.

“This network of about 23.5km of trails has been constructed over the past three years and more may be constructed as required,” he said.

“They are also subject to a maintenance program, with slashing and vegetation removal to ensure vehicle access and the application of rock hardening to some trail areas.

“Other fire mitigation measures on the islands this year include weed control, removal of debris and planned burns which are undertaken between April and September, weather permitting.”

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Planned burn scheduled – Friday 14 August 2020


Redland City Council’s Parks and Conservation unit will undertake a hazard reduction burn in a section of bushland within the Emu Street Bushland Refuge on Friday 14 August 2020, weather conditions permitting. The location of the burn area is 58 Hillcrest Road, Sheldon – highlighted in yellow on the map.

The purpose of the burn will be to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, which will assist with hazard reduction.

Preparation of the site will be undertaken in the days leading up to the date of the burn,
and will consist of clearing around significant logs and habitat trees. Some limited test
burning may be conducted during this time.

It is appreciated that this burn may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts
will be made to limit any smoke hazards. Planned burns assist to reduce the fire danger and provide conditions essential for native regeneration.

For more information visit redland.qld.gov.au/PlannedBurns or phone Council’s Conservation Fire Management Team on 3829 8999.

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