North Molle Island Planned burn

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

Category:
Fire closure or access restriction
Applies:
23—26 July 2021
Published:
22 July 2021 10:22am
Updated:
22 July 2021 10:25am
ID:
21174

This alert applies to the following park:

Please be advised that the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in Airlie Beach will be conducting planned burns on - • North Molle Island This will begin from Friday 23rd of July until 26th of July 2021, weather permitting.

The planned burn is part of the annual hazard reduction and conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke will be seen in the Whitsunday, Molle Island National Parks.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas. In turn, this will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favorable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Please be aware that smoke can decrease visibility on the water, so it is important that vessels operate safely to the conditions.

For your safety, all visitors are requested to remain well clear of operations, observe all signs, barriers and directions provided by Rangers.

For further information please contact Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service on (07) 4962 5205 or email QPWSgbrmciGBRMPR.Corro@des.qld.gov.au

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