Annual Cooloola Hazard Reduction Burn Program

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
1 June to 30 August 2022
Published:
7 June 2022 11:55am
ID:
22082

This alert applies to the following parks:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be conducting planned burns within the Cooloola area from June - 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 in the vicinity of the Cooloola Recreation Area, Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay, Teewah Beach, and Noosa North Shore.

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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