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 extended is suitable 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 1409 KB) or visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

Proposed burn locations for 2019

Chambers Flat 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 This burn has been completed
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 This burn has been completed
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 area 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 This burn has been completed
Munruben Wearing Park (PDF 158 KB) West of Deborah Court 4 Ha Tracks and trails in the area 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 area 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 area will be closed for up to two weeks

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