Fire prohibition - Teewah Beach

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
1 April to 30 September 2021
Published:
1 April 2021 2:07pm
Updated:
9 April 2021 12:11pm
ID:
20766

This alert applies to the following park:

A prohibition on fires has been in place in Teewah since 7 December 2020. The ban was implemented to help protect visitors, reduce the risk of bushfires, reduce the incidence of people being exposed to the dangers of campfires covered with sand and prevent visitors burning inappropriate things in campfires.

There is a history of escaped campfires in the Cooloola Recreation Area causing bushfires, which are difficult to control in the coastal heath vegetation and high dune terrain.

Following an ecological assessment of bushfire impacts from the 2019/20 bushfires and an assessment of the K’gari bushfire, the current ban on campfires will continue indefinitely within the Cooloola Recreation Area.

Only cooking and heating appliances that meet the below requirements are permitted.

  • The appliance must use only manufactured fuel. Manufactured fuel does not include timber or wood.
  • It must be used for cooking and/or heating only.
  • It must be a minimum of 20cm off the ground and more then 2m from flammable materials. 
  • They do not have the potential to generate airborne embers or possibly ignite nearby ground fuels.
  • They must be fully contained and never left unattended when in use.
  • Appliances that are not fully self-contained, such as braziers, are not permitted.
  • All appliances, materials and fuels (e.g. heat beads) must be removed from the recreation area on your departure.

On the spot fines of $667 can be issued to people who light fires while camping or visiting Teewah Beach.

Campfires are permitted at nearby Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area in accordance with all local directions for that area.

QPWS thanks you for your cooperation while we implement this management change.

 

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