Tag Archives: fire management

State of Fire Emergency partially lifted – Fire ban remains in place


While the State of Fire Emergency Declaration has been removed for Redland City Council, the local fire ban continues. This means there can be no open fires. QFES advises fires within a properly constructed barbecue are allowed provided they are not left unattended. Power tools can be used but must be used with extreme care. For  Continue reading…

Protect your health from bushfire smoke


While there are no fires burning on Redlands Coast air quality is still being affected by smoke haze from fires around the rest of the state. The community is advised to remain alert to the levels of smoke, especially vulnerable people with asthma or pre-existing lung or heart conditions. What can you do: • Look after  Continue reading…

State of Fire Emergency continues – Redland City is part of a total fire ban until further notice


A State of Fire Emergency declared earlier this month continues across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, which bans a range of activities that can cause fires to ignite and prohibits the lighting of specified outdoor fires. What you cannot do during a State of Fire Emergency: • No fireworks. • No hangis or pit ovens permitted.  Continue reading…

Hazard Reduction burn in Capalaba: 7 July


As part of Redland City Council’s ongoing fire management program, a hazard reduction burn will take place today, Tuesday 7 July at 9am. Swampbox Conservation Area: 87A Lyndon Road, Capalaba The planned burn is necessary to lessen the potential for fire by reducing fuel loads and to allow for the regeneration of native plant species. All attempts will  Continue reading…

Roaming dogs endanger wildlife


Pet-owners urged to Help Straddie Heal This cute koala was meant to be one of the “lucky ones” … but having escaped the worst of North Stradbroke Island’s firestorm using his natural instinct to seek safer ground, he was mauled by domestic dogs near Dunwich. The dogs – family pets – were roaming free despite  Continue reading…

Hazard reduction burn at Redland Bay: Wednesday 29 May


We will be carrying out a hazard reduction burn (weather permitting) at Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay on Wednesday 29 May.  See the map below for exact areas. While all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards, there may be partial road closures and minor delays. For further information, please view the Fire management page on  Continue reading…

Scheduled hazard reduction burns: Redland Bay, Alexandra Hills, Capalaba


We will be carrying out hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) on the following days: Rescheduled – date to be confirmed – Serpentine Creek Cemetery, Redland Bay Wednesday 22 May – Alexandra Circuit Bushland Refuge, Alexandra Hills Wednesday 29 May – Swampbox Conservation Area, Capalaba  See maps below for exact areas. While all attempts will be made to  Continue reading…

Scheduled hazard reduction burn today on Straddie


The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is undertaking a planned burn today at Rainbow Crescent, Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island. Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel to assist with hazard reduction and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. It is appreciated that these burns may cause  Continue reading…

Thornlands hazard reduction burn postponed until tomorrow


The hazard reduction burn scheduled for today (Thursday 2 May) at Dinwoodie Road, Thornlands  has been postponed due to high winds forecast for this afternoon. Weather permitting, it will now take place tomorrow, Friday 3 May. While all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards, there may be partial road closures and minor delays. For  Continue reading…

Scheduled hazard reduction burns: Capalaba, Thornlands, Redland Bay, North Stradbroke Island


We will be carrying out hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) on the following days:  Tuesday 30 April – Howlett Road, Capalaba. Tuesday 30 April – Illawong Crescent, Dunwich (in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines). Tuesday 30 April – East Treatment Plant, Point Lookout (in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department  Continue reading…