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 bushfire suppression.

How we will let you know about planned burns

  • You can download the Logan Early Warning Network app to receive updates and notifications of proposed timing of planned burns in your area. Or you can register online for alerts.
  • We send notification letters 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, a new notification letter will be sent before the next years planned burn season commences.

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 2024

Suburb Reserve Location within park Area Additional information Status

Priestdale

Neville Lawrie Reserve (PDF 76 KB)

 

Western portion near boundary of Daisy Hill Conservation Park

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

 

Logan Village

Virginia Park (PDF 64 KB)

Entire block within boundary containment lines

5.5

Park closed for duration of planned burn

 

Logan Village

Camel Reserve (PDF 52 KB)

Northeastern portion of Park

3.5

Park closed for duration of planned burn

Completed on 13 June 2024

Shailer Park

Cornubia Forest Park (PDF 94 KB)

Northwestern portion, boarded by Escarpment, Saddle, Lookout and Kimberley Drive breaks

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

 

Daisy Hill

Alfred Shailer Park (PDF 95 KB)

Southern Portion between John Markwell Parade and Daisy Hill Conservation Park

 

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

 

Springwood

Springwood Conservation Park (PDF 178 KB)

Northern portion near Plateau Drive, Van Dieman Crescent and the internal staircase leading up from the Jardine Street carpark to Plateau Park within Springwood Conservation Park.

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

 

Greenbank

Spring Mountain Forest Park (PDF 99 KB)

Northern portion between Ipswich boundary, Pinto path access, Ring Road and David Savage breaks.

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

 

Chambers Flat

 

Walkabout Park (PDF 73 KB)

Entire block within boundary containment lines

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Park closed for duration of planned burn

 

Logan Village

 

Quinzeh Creek Park (PDF 121 KB)

Northern portion along Quinzeh Creek Road

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Park closed for duration of planned burn

 

Logan Village

Logan Village Park  (PDF 161 KB)

Northern portion near rail trail and behind Centenary Place

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Park closed for duration of the planned burn, including section of the rail trail between Water Tamborine Road and corner of Railway Parade and Wandearah Road

 

Greenbank

Thornbill Reserve (PDF 81 KB)

Portion between Water Tower Track and properties of Woodswallow Court

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

 

Greenbank

Logan West Parklands (PDF 164 KB)

Two blocks are planned to be burned together and are located along the Southern section of the park adjacent to Abbeydale Road and Colville Street (6.5ha).

The Northwestern portion (10ha) located between Avery Court, Boulia Street and Princeton Drive, will be burned separately at a different time.

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Park closed for duration of planned burn

 

Rochdale South

Minutus Park (PDF 112 KB)

Northwestern portion  between the central track, Tivoli Court and Minutus Street

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Park closed for duration of planned burn

Completed on 11 June 2024

Berrinba

Berrinba Wetlands 1 (PDF 71 KB)

Northwestern portion between Norther and Western boundaries and powerline easement.

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

 

Berrinba

Berrinba Wetlands 2 (PDF 94 KB)

Northeastern portion between internal park footpath and properties on Munthari Drive

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

 

Shailer Park

Kimberley Forest Park (PDF 128 KB)

Central section between Chay Street, Leo Lindo Drive, Mangaroon Court and Koolan Crescent

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