Mitigating the risk of wildfire

Bushfires in Queensland usually occur during spring and summer each year. As a major landholder, we undertake planned burns during the cooler months, ahead of peak vegetation growth and the bushfire season.

When preparing for and performing planned burns, we consider:

  • protecting the lives of our staff, visitors and neighbours
  • protecting Seqwater land and adjacent property
  • reducing the risk and potential spread of wildfires
  • protecting the quality for our drinking water storages
  • establishing conservation, mitigation and protection zones
  • developing a program for biodiversity planned burns to maintain or improve biodiversity and ecological values for native flora and fauna

We prioritise our burn program each year to ensure those areas with the most fire risk are a focus. Seqwater works with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and other key agencies to plan each planned burn. We conduct each planned burn in accordance with a QFES burn permit, which outlines the ideal temperature, wind speed and direction, and humidity conditions to conduct the burn.

Looking for more information? Download our fire management fact sheet here.

Information workshops

In partnership with the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Seqwater has hosted a series of landholder workshops focused on fire management on residential and rural properties. The workshops are designed to help residents address fire management on your property, including wildfires. Please contact communications@seqwater.com.au to find out about a workshop in your area.

Planned burn schedule

The 2016 planned burn season has now ended. For more information about the planned burn season for 2017, please contact us by emailing communications@seqwater.com.au or calling 1800 771 497.Seqwater is only one of many agencies across South East Queensland conducting planned burns. You may want to speak with your local council or Queensland Fire and Emergency Services if you want more information about a planned burn not listed in our schedule.

Wivenhoe Dam

 Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

Wivenhoe Dam

Seqwater land near Crossdale Road

Duration: 1-3 days
Complete

Wivenhoe Dam

Seqwater land near Framptons Road and Wivenhoe Somerset Road

Duration: 1-3 days
Complete

Wivenhoe Dam

Seqwater land near the dam spillway

Duration: 1-2 days
Complete

Wivenhoe Dam

Seqwater land near Corcorans Road off Wivenhoe Somerset Road

Duration: 1-2 days
Complete

Wivenhoe Dam

Seqwater land near near the dam wall on the Brisbane Valley Highway 

Duration: Up to 1 week

Complete

 

Complete

Wivenhoe Dam

Seqwater land near Logan Inlet Road at Wivenhoe Hill 

 

Wivenhoe Dam

Seqwater land on Wivenhoe Hill

Duration: Up to 1 week

 

 

Duration: 2 days

Lake Dyer

Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

Lake Dyer

Seqwater land near Christensen Road, Stilt Court, Ibis Court and Curlew Place.

Duration: 3-4 days

Mt Crosby area

Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

Mt Crosby

Seqwater land along Blackwall Road, near Francis Street

Duration: 1-2 days

Complete

Mt Crosby

Seqwater land near Allawah Road, down to Blackwall Road 

Duration: 3-4 days
Complete

Kholo

Seqwater land between Stumers Road and Kholo Road

Duration 3-4 days

Somerset Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

Postponed

Woodford Off-stream Storage 

Seqwater land near the intersection of Kilcoy Beerwah Road and the D'Aguilar Highway

Duration: 1-2 days

Complete

Somerset Dam

Seqwater land near Kirkleagh Road

Duration: 1-2 days

Leslie Harrison Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

Leslie Harrison Dam

Seqwater land accessed by Prout Road

Duration: 3 - 4 days
Complete

Leslie Harrison Dam

Seqwater land accessed by Howlett Road

Duration: 2 - 3 days

North Pine Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

North Pine Dam

Seqwater land near Gordons Crossing Road West and Forgan Road

The burn will take place on Seqwater land. Changes to access to trails and Forgan Park to be confirmed. No chamges to traffic conditions. Duration: 3-4 days

Complete

North Pine Dam

Seqwater land near Hipathites Road

The burn will take place on Seqwater land. No chamges to traffic conditions. Duration: 3-4 days

Complete

North Pine Dam

Seqwater land along Postman's Track at Joyner Hill

The burn took place on Seqwater land on the Southern Boundary of the Lychee Farm at Joyner Hill. 

Complete

North Pine Dam

Seqwater land near Forgan Road

The burn took place on Seqwater land near Forgan Road.

Maroon Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

Maroon Dam

Seqwater land near the dam spillway

Duration: 3 - 4 days

North Stradbroke Island

Schedule

Location

Details

Completed

North Stradbroke Island

Seqwater land near the Amity Point Water Treatment Plant

Traffic control may be implemented along Beehive Road, where required. Duration: 3-4 days.

Completed

North Stradbroke Island

Seqwater land near the Point Lookout Water Treatment Plant

Traffic control may be implemented along Beehive Road, where required. This burn was postponed late April. Duration: 2-3 days. 

Sideling Creek Dam (Lake Kurwongbah)

Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

Sideling Creek Dam

Seqwater land near Ski road

Duration: 3 - 4 days

Wyaralong Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

Wyaralong Dam

Seqwater Land accessed by the Shoreline Trail

The Shoreline Recreation Trail will be closed for the duration of the burn.

Duration: 3 – 4 days

Complete

Wyaralong Dam

Seqwater Land accessed by the Shoreline Trail

The Shoreline Recreation Trail will be closed for the duration of the burn.

Duration: 1 week or more

Complete

Wyaralong Dam

Seqwater land accessed by Goan Road and Boonah Beaudesert Road

The Goan Hill Recreation Trail and Mununjali Trail will be closed for the duration of the burn. 

Duration: 1 week or more

Little Nerang Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

Completed 

Little Nerang Dam

Seqwater land accessed via Mt Nimmel Road and Little Nerang Dam Road

Traffic control may be implemented along Mt Nimmel     Road and Little Nerang Dam Road, where required.

Duration: 1 week or more

Hinze Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

Completed

Hinze Dam

Pine Creek Road

Traffic control may be implemented along Pine Creek Road, where necessary.

Duration: 3 - 4 days

Completed

Hinze Dam

Seqwater land accessed by Nerang Murwillumbah Road

Duration: 3 - 4 days

Lake Manchester

Schedule

Location

Details

Complete

Lake Manchester 

Seqwater land at the western side of the dam towards the D'Aguilar National Park

Duration: 3-4 days
Mitigating the risk of wildfire