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Smoke advice - Byfield National Park

Applies 12–16 May 2019.

This alert may no longer be current. Please check the parks listed below for new or updated advice.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be conducting planned burns within Byfield National Park from 9 May 2019, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke may be seen in the Byfield coastal area around Stockyard Point. The aim of these burns is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas. This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration. Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions. Visitors and residents should close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory illness. Local roads may be temporarily closed at short notice for safety.

Last updated
12 May 2019