Planned burns

Our Planned Burn Program helps reduce bushfire risk in parks and reserves. By burning selected parts of parks, we can help to control the spread of bushfires.

Why we conduct planned burns

  • Planned burns reduce the fuel hazard in bushfire-prone areas by slowly burning off undergrowth in controlled conditions that allow animals to escape.
  • Planned burns improve forest health by allowing and promoting natural regeneration of local plants.
  • Planned burns maintain bushland safety. They are only conducted under a Permit to Light, issued by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), and they are only conducted in suitable weather conditions.

How we manage planned burns

  • We conduct planned burns when weather conditions are within the conditions detailed on the Permit to Light and to align with QFES Operation Sesbania.
  • We plan burns by considering the overall bushfire risk, safety for staff and the impact on plants and animals.
  • We use online weather forecasts to determine the most suitable day for the burn.
  • The staff that develop and conduct the planned burns are trained in conservation, land management, fire management and wildfire suppression.

How we will let you know about planned burns

  • We write to people living in adjoining properties before any planned burn.
  • We use social media and our website to notify the community about planned burns. 
  • If we postponed a burn due to poor weather conditions, we will rescheduled it for the next suitable day.

If a planned burn is postponed until the next year's burn season, we will notify residents by mail or email.

How you can prepare for a planned burn

When you know a planned burn is happening nearby:

  • close your doors and windows
  • take washing off the line
  • limit going outside
  • drive to the conditions.

For more information about planned burns, please download the Planned burns brochure (PDF 1.4 MB) or visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

Bushfires can spread fast. There are steps you can take to reduce the risks and effects of bushfires and house fires.

Planned burn program 2022/2023

Suburb Reserve Map Location within park  Area Additional informaiton

Springwood

Springwood Conservation Park -  1 (PDF 161 KB) 

Northern portion near Plateau Drive

2.6

Tracks and trails in the area will be closed for the duration of the planned burn

Springwood

Springwood Conservation Park - 2 (PDF 145 KB)

Southern portion near Deloraine Drive

1.5

Tracks and trails in the area will be closed for the duration of the planned burn

Daisy Hill

Alfred Shailer Park (PDF 137 KB)

Southern end near Chatswood Road Reserve

3.5

Tracks and trails in the area will be closed for the duration of the planned burn

Logan Village

Virginia Park (PDF 58 KB)

Entire block within boundary containment lines

5.5

Park closed for duration of planned burn

Logan Village

Camel Reserve (PDF 59 KB)

Entire block within boundary containment lines

6.8

Park closed for duration of planned burn

Logan Village

Quinzeh Creek (PDF 72 KB)

Western end between Quinzeh Creek Road and Steele Road

9

Park closed for duration of planned burn

Logan Village

Kooruhman Park (PDF 81 KB)

Southwestern corner near the old rail line

6.5

Park closed for duration of planned burn

Priestdale

Neville Lawrie Reserve - 1 (PDF 71 KB)

 

Western portion near boundary of Daisy Hill Conservation Park

46

Tracks and trails in the area will be closed for the duration of the planned burns

Priestdale

Neville Lawrie Reserve - 2 (PDF 70 KB)

Eastern portion ear Venmans National Park boundary

11

Tracks and trails in the area will be closed for the duration of the planned burns

Greenbank

Lance Road Park (PDF 122 KB)

Eastern end near Tyson Court

1

Park closed for duration of planned burn

Greenbank

Spring Mountain Forest Park (PDF 78 KB)

Two burn blocks planned, one either side of Eagle Ridge Break

7

Tracks and trails in the area will be closed for the duration of the planned burn

Mundoolun

Tremayne Reserve (PDF 64 KB)

Portion east of Calden Court

10

Park closed for duration of planned burn

Jimboomba

Sunday Reserve (PDF 83 KB)

Portion between Alluring Court and Sunday Drive

9

Tracks and trails in the area will be closed for the duration of the planned burn

Chambers Flat

Walkabout Park (PDF 71 KB)

Entire block within boundary containment lines

4

Park closed for duration of planned burn