Planned Burn Operations 2021

Category:
Other
Applies:
18—26 July 2021
Published:
19 July 2021 8:44am
ID:
21151

This alert applies to the following park:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) will conduct planned burning on North Stradbroke Island in the Naree Budjong Djara National Park, between Monday 12th and Friday 16th July weather permitting.

The proposed areas include Duck Lagoon and Native Companion on the southern end of the island and Yarraman, Beehive Ridge and 18 Mile Swamp located in the north of the island. This burn is being undertaken as part of the annual hazard reduction, cultural heritage and conservation management program for parks and forests and 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 the southern Moreton Bay islands including Macleay Island and Russell Island, Point Lookout, Amity, Flinders residential areas and Main Beach. Persons with respiratory or other health problems should seek medical advice on mitigating the effects of smoke inhalation.

Smoke can decrease visibility across the water, so it is important that boaties use caution when travelling around these areas. Observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers, and do not enter closed areas.

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