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 between April and July, to align with QFES Operation Cool Burn. This timing can be adjusted to suit seasonal conditions.
  • 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.

Proposed burn locations for 2021

Suburb Map of reserve Location within park Area Additional information
Chambers Flat Flesser Reserve planned (PDF 106 KB) Near Carter unmade road reserve 10ha This planned burn has been completed.
Daisy Hill Neville Lawrie Reserve (PDF 170 KB) West of the old quarry 12ha This planned burn has been completed.
Forestdale Forestdale Bushland Park (PDF 113 KB ) Along Forestdale Drive    7.7ha This planned burn has been completed.
Greenbank Spring Mountain Forest Park (PDF 2.3 MB) Next to Warbler Court break (Area B on linked map) 1ha This planned burn has been completed.
Greenbank Spring Mountain Forest Park (PDF 2.3 MB) Between Energex Hill Break and Arabian Break (Area A on linked map) 3ha This planned burn has been completed.
Jimboomba Sunday Reserve (PDF 99 KB)  Between Alluring Court and Deeke Place 9ha This planned burn has been postponed.
Logan Village Logan Village Park (PDF 183 KB) Behind Centenary Place 4ha Ths planned burn has been postponed.
Logan Village Quinzeh Creek Park (PDF 145 KB) South west corner 3ha This planned burn has been completed.
Park Ridge South

Jerry's Downfall Reserve (PDF 190 KB)

Near Granger Road

4ha This planned burn has been completed.
Stockleigh   Hawkins Reserve (PDF 123 KB) Along Hawkins Road 12.5ha This planned burn has been completed.
Tamborine Birnam Range Reserve (PDF 307 KB) Between William Humphreys Drive and Pendennis Road 40ha This planned burn has been completed.

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