Smoke Alert - Cooloola Recreation Area

Closure status: A facility or feature within the park is closed

Category:
Fire closure or access restriction
Applies:
1 June to 31 August 2021
Published:
23 June 2021 1:24pm
ID:
21045

This alert applies to the following park:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be conducting planned burns within the Cooloola Recreation Area section of Great Sandy National Park from June to August 2021, 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 Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay, Teewah Beach, Tewantin and Noosa North Shore 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.

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

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