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Prescribed Burns

Logan City Council's Prescribed Burn Program intends to strategically reduce the bushfire hazard in selected areas of parks and reserves throughout the city.

Council mitigates the impacts of bushfires by working in partnership with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Parks and Wildlife to undertake planned burns on Council-owned land and state-controlled land. Council also does regular fire break maintenance to ensure access is maintained for emergency vehicles.

Fire management

Logan City Council is responsible for the sustainable management of 900 parks and several bushland reserves in the city. This requires a proactive approach to minimising the dangers posed by uncontrolled bushfires which is achieved by conducting prescribed burns when weather conditions are favourable and trained staff are on standby.

Why conduct prescribed burns?

A prescribed burn is a planned operation used to achieve the following objectives:

  • Reduce the fuel hazard rating in bushfire prone areas by slowly burning off undergrowth in controlled conditions, allowing fauna to escape.
  • Improve forest health by allowing and promoting natural regeneration of local plant communities.
  • Bushland safety by conducting the fire under a Permit to Light, issued by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) in suitable weather conditions.

How prescribed burns are managed

Prescribed burn season generally runs from April through July and aligns with QFES' Operation Cool Burn. This timeframe can be extended based upon favourable seasonal conditions.

  • Burn block selection is identified using a prioritised, risk based approach relating to overall bushfire risk, safety for operations staff and the impact on flora and fauna.
  • Council staff use online weather forecasts to determine the most suitable day to implement the prescribed burn as per the permit.
  • Council staff that develop and implement the prescribed burns are trained in conservation and land management, fire management and wildfire suppression.

How we will let you know when prescribed burns are planned

Community notifications will be delivered by way of individual letter mail out to properties adjoining a reserve as per the requirements in the Permit to Light.

  • Social media and the Council website will be used to provide a wider reaching communication leading up to a prescribed burn.
  • Burns postponed due to poor weather conditions will be rescheduled at the next suitable day.
  • If a prescribed burn is postponed until the next year's Burn Season, notification letters are emailed/mailed to previously notified residents and key stakeholders informing them of the change in schedules.

How to prepare for a prescribed burn in your local area

A prescribed burn may cause some inconvenience however, you can prepare yourself and your property to reduce its impact by:

  • closing doors and windows
  • taking in washing
  • limiting outdoor activities if smoke is a nuisance
  • driving to suit conditions if there is decreased visibility

Prescribed burn proposed locations

Suburb Reserve Location within park Area Additional information
Chambers Flat Flesser Reserve (PDF 184 KB) Near 308-408 Carter Road 10 Ha Requires suitable seasonal conditions for reliable access
Cornubia Cornubia Forest Park (PDF 307 KB) West of the water tower on Telfer Street 3 Ha Tracks and trails in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks
Forestdale Forestdale Bushland Park (PDF 250 KB) Between Forestdale Drive and the army base 4 Ha Requires suitable seasonal conditions for reliable access
Greenbank Lance Road Park (PDF 160 KB) South west of the powerlines near Tyson Road 4 Ha Requires suitable seasonal conditions for reliable access
Greenbank Spring Mountain Forest Park (PDF 230 KB) West of Woodswallow Court 6 Ha Tracks and trails in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks
Logan Village Logan Village Park (PDF 173 KB) South of Centenary Place 4 Ha Requires suitable seasonal conditions for reliable access
Logan Village Quinzeh Creek Park (PDF 160 KB) South west corner of the park 3 Ha Tracks and trails in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks
Mundoolun Birnam Range Reserve (PDF 160 KB) Between the end of William Humphreys Court and Bullum Court 16 Ha Tracks and trails in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks
Munruben Wearing Park (PDF 158 KB) West of Deborah Court 4 Ha Tracks and trails in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks
Park Ridge South Jerry’s Downfall Reserve (PDF 129 KB) South of Granger Road 3 Ha Requires suitable seasonal conditions for reliable access
Springwood Springwood Conservation Park (PDF 443 KB) Near Springwood Road entry 1.5 Ha Tracks and trails in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks
Stockleigh Hawkins Reserve (PDF 139 KB) Western side of the creek line 12.5 Ha Tracks and trails in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks

Bushfires can spread quickly, however there are steps you can take to minimise the impact of bushfires and house fires.

If you have any immediate concerns regarding bushfires please dial 000 or for more information, visit the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service website.