Community announcement-planned burn. Smoke from Great Sandy National Park

  • Category: Announcement

  • Applies: 12 June to 29 September 2020

  • Published: 10 June 2020 1:58pm

This alert applies to the following park:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be conducting planned burns within the K’gari (Fraser Island) section from June 2020, 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 Kingfisher, Dilli Village, Eurong, Happy Valley, Cathedral Beach, Waddy Point, and Orchid Beach areas.

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.

For more information, please call Eurong office of QPWS on (07) 4127 9128 or Dundubara office of QPWS on (07) 4127 9138.

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