Smoke Alert - K'gari Planned Burn Season 2023
- 21 February to 31 August 2023
- 21 February 2023 3:11pm
This alert applies to the following parks:
- K'gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National ParkFraser Coast
- K'gari (Fraser Island) Great WalkFraser Coast
Smoke from Prescribed Burns – Great Sandy National Park K’gari (Fraser Island) Section.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct prescribed burn operations within the K’gari (Fraser Island) section of the Great Sandy National Park between 01st February and 31st August 2023, 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 and can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions.
For more information, please call the Dundubara QPWS office on 4127 9138.
In an emergency situation, call 000.
For the latest information on fires in your area please contact QFES.
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