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.

Planned burn schedule

The 2018 planned burn season is expected to begin in March. Please note, this is a guide and is likely to change depending on weather. We will update the schedule as burns are planned.

For more information please email communications@seqwater.com.au or call 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.

Leslie Harrison Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

From 4 May 2018 Leslie Harrison Dam (DLH004) Priest Gully Peninsula

Completed.

From 18 May 2018

Leslie Harrison Dam (DLH008) Cherbon Peninsula

Smoke may stay around for up to seven days after the burn is complete.

 

Bribie Island

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC First Avenue, Woorim (CBI001 Memorial Gardens and CBI002 MBRC Tip East) The burn will take up to three days to complete. Smoke may remain in the area for up to seven days after the burn is complete.

Wyaralong Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

From 15 May 2018 Sandy Creek Ridge West, Lillybrook Road and Boonah Beaudesert Road. (DWY008)

The burn will take five days to complete. Smoke may stay around for up to seven days after the burn is complete.

TBC

Coulson Revegetation, Cnr Boonah Beaudesert and Old Beaudesert roads (DWY007)

This burn will take two day to complete. Smoke may stay around for up to five days after the burn is complete. 

     

North Pine Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

 

   

Hinze Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

 

   

Lake Manchester

Schedule

Location

Details

From 27 July 2017 South Lake Manchester Road (Dandy's Range)

Completed. Smoke may stay around for up to seven days after the burn period.

13 July 2017

North Lake Manchester Road (Perry's Block)

Completed.

     

North Stradbroke Island

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

Air Strip APZ OPZ (TNS003)
Alfred Martin Way, Dunwich
The burn will take four days to complete. Smoke may remain in the area for up to seven days after burn is complete.
TBC Mt Hargreaves West (TNS001)
Alfred Martin Way, Dunwich
The burn will take five days to complete. Smoke may remain in the area for up to seven days after the burn is complete.

Wivenhoe Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Lake Dyer

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Mt Crosby area

Schedule

Location

Details

 

   

Somerset Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Maroon Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Sideline Creek Dam (Lake Kurwongbah)

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Little Nerang Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Mitigating the risk of wildfire