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Planned burns in protected areas of Naree Budjong Djara National Park

Applies until 2 September 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) will conduct a series of planned burns in protected estate on North Stradbroke Island between Tuesday 6 and Friday 9 August 2019, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction, cultural heritage and conservation management program for parks and forests.

These burns are being undertaken to maintain forest health and to help protect life and property in the event of a wildfire.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the vicinity of Alfred Martin Way, East Coast Road near the Amity Point turnoff and southern end of the island near Swan Bay with smoke drifting over the water towards Russell Island, South Stradbroke Island and Southern Bay Islands. Persons with respiratory or other health problems should seek medical advice on mitigating the effects of smoke inhalation.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads and across the water, so it is important that motorists and boaties use caution when travelling around these areas.

Observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers, and do not enter closed areas.

All permits for closed areas are suspended for the duration of this closure. Commercial tour operators and other permit or agreement holders are not permitted to enter closed areas.

Last updated
5 August 2019