K'gari Planned Burn Season 2022

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
1 March to 31 August 2022
Published:
15 March 2022 4:33pm
ID:
21749

This alert applies to the following parks:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be conducting planned burns within the K'gari (Fraser Island) section from March - August 2022, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

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.

As a result smoke may be seen island wide, including areas within Kingfisher Bay Resort Village, Dilli Village, Eurong resort & township, Dundubara, Orchid Beach and Waddy Point.

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 Eruong office of QPWS on (07) 4127 9128 or Dundubara office of QPWS on (07) 4127 9138.

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

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