Seqwater crews will work with specialist contractors to widen and extend the fire trails, starting this month.
Seqwater Water Source Services Manager Robert Drury said the project was in response to the growth of new vegetation on previously inundated land, following the completion of the Leslie Harrison Dam upgrade last year.
“As a large landholder in South East Queensland, Seqwater has a duty to manage biodiversity and mitigate bushfire risk to Seqwater-owned land and neighbouring properties,” Mr Drury said.
“Fire trails are an important part of making sure fire crews can access and manage bushfires and hazard reduction burns safely. They are also used to assist with management of bushfire risk across the landscape.
“We will be working with specialist contractors for the vegetation removal as well as a qualified wildlife spotter-catcher.”
Mr Drury said the work would not only reduce bushfire risk but also help with weed and pest management on Seqwater land and neighbouring properties.
“We are working to minimise the impacts from this work, however some residents in the area may experience noise, traffic and dust as a result of the project,” Mr Drury said.
In addition, Seqwater began last month its program of prescribed burns of various sizes and locations across South East Queensland.
For more information about planned burns and associated work, visit www.seqwater.com.au/project/planned-burns