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Planned burns

As a landholder and statutory authority, Seqwater has a responsibility to address fire management in our catchments.

Planned burns help reduce fuel loads, such as grasses and dense undergrowth, and the risks of bushfires in our catchments. 

Most of Seqwater’s planned burns take place between March and September, outside of bushfire season. There may be some burn activity outside of this period, weather permitting.

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Seqwater prioritises our burn program each year to ensure those areas with the most fire risk are a focus. Suitable sites are identified using criteria which includes time since last burnt, amount of vegetation growth and surrounding neighbourhoods. 

Seqwater works with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and other key agencies to plan each burn. We conduct each burn in accordance with a QFES burn permit, which outlines the ideal temperature, wind speed and direction, and humidity conditions to conduct the burn.

When burns will be held

Most of Seqwater’s planned burns take place between March and September. There may be some burn activity outside of this period, weather permitting.

Specific dates for burns can't be given, but neighbours adjoining the burn areas will be notified by letterbox drop. Notifications are also posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages on the day of a burn.

While every effort is made to conduct a burn program each year and planning is undertaken, all burns can be cancelled up to and including the day of the burn if the weather is unsuitable.


Important information

During a planned burn smoke may drift and can stay around for up to one week after the burn, subject to weather conditions. 

If you have a respiratory health conditions, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and, if applicable, carry reliever medication with you at all times during the burn period. 

During the burn, in case of emergency, please call 000.

Read more about Seqwater's fire management program.

Schedule for 2021

Northern region

Enoggera Reservoir

  • Mt Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir. 

Lake Kurwongbah

  • Ski Road, Lake Kurwongbah

North Pine Dam (Lake Samsonvale)

  • Postmans Track, Kobble Creek. 
  • Winn Rd
  • Forgan Rd, Joyner.
  • Gordon’s Crossing Rd West, Joyner
  • Sailing Club, Winn Rd, Lake Samsonvale

Sunshine Coast 

  • Ferntree Ck Rd, Image Flat
  • Cooloolabin Rd, Cooloolabin. 

Central region

Lake Manchester

  • Manchester Rd
  • Manchester Hill

Mount Crosby

  • Allawah Rd, Chuwar
  • Stumers Rd, Mt Crosby.
  • Westbank Water Treatment Plant, Mt Crosby. 

Somerset Dam

  • Westvale Rd, Mount Archer

Wivenhoe Dam

  • Brisbane Valley Hwy, in the vicinity of Lake Wivenhoe. 
  • Logan’s Inlet, Lake Wivenhoe 
  • Glen Esk Rd North

Southern region

Hinze Dam

  • Eastern Boat Ramp
  • Nerang Murwillumbah Rd, Advancetown 
  • Pocket Rd, Numinbah

Leslie Harrison Dam

  • Capalaba Water Treatment Plant, Capalaba.
  • Brightview Rd, Burbank - Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Prout Road, Burbank - Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Mt Cotton Rd, Burbank

Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

  • Point Lookout
  • Amity Point

Stapylton Reservoir

  • Vennor Drive, Ormeau Hills. 

Wyaralong Dam

  • Lilybrook Rd & Beaudesert Boonah Road
  • Waters Rd
  • Boonah Beaudesert Rd, Coulson
  • Holz Rd

 

Smoke alerts and updates

Outlined in yellow, the area next to Hinze Dam that is subject to a planned burn

Planned burn at Hinze Dam Friday 17 September 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Hinze Dam on Friday 17 September 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

 

The burn is likely to produce a reasonable amount of smoke. 

Smoke hazard signage with be placed along Pocket Road and Nerang-Murwillumbah Road. If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

A yellow outline of the area subject to the planned burn on the shoreline of Lake Wyaralong

Planned burn at Lake Wyaralong Wednesday 15 September 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Lake Wyaralong at Wednesday 15 September 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

UPDATE: The Meebun Recreation Area will re-open on Thursday 16 September 2021, however the Shoreline Trail and MTB trails will remain closed.

The planned burn will require the closure of the Meebun Recreation Area and the MTB trails. Access will still be available from the Western end of the lake, however the shoreline trail will be closed from Mt Joyce base camp. 

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amount of smoke. If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outline in yellow of area between the shoreline of Leslie Harrison Dam and Degen Rd subject to a planned burn

Planned burn at Leslie Harrison Dam Friday 10 September 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Leslie Harrison Dam on Friday 10 September 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce a reasonable amount of smoke. Forecast wind direction should push this smoke across the lake.

Smoke hazard signage with be placed along Degen Road. If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Smaller map of targeted burn area on shoreline of Leslie Harrison Dam?

Outlined in yellow, the area of Lake Manchester subject to a planned burn near the recreation area

Planned burn at Recreation Area, Lake Manchester Wednesday 8 September 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn adjacent to the recreation area at Lake Manchester on Wednesday 8 September 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The recreation area will be closed for the duration of the burn. Smoke hazard signage will be placed on Manchester Road. 

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outlined in yellow, the areas of Lake Wyaralong on the shoreline subject to the planned burn

Planned burn at Lake Wyaralong Wednesday 8 September 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Lake Wyaralong on Wednesday 8 September 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke which will be visible from the recreation areas and trails.

Smoke hazard signage will be placed on Boonah-Beaudesert Road and the Dam Access Road.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outline in yellow of area between the shoreline of North Pine Dam and Pinedale Road that will be subject to a planned burn

Planned burn at North Pine Dam, Wednesday 8 September 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near Pinedale Road, North Pine Dam on Wednesday 8 September 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke which may drift into surrounding areas. Smoke hazard signage will be placed on local roads.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Thumbnail of Gold Creek planned burn map DGC004 2021

Planned burn at Gold Creek dam wall on Friday 3 September 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near the Gold Creek Dam wall this Friday 3 September 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amount of smoke.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn at Capalaba WTP (Leslie Harrison Dam) postponed until further notice

Due to overnight rainfall, the planned burn near Capalaba Water Treatment Plant (Leslie Harrison Dam) has been postponed until further notice.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amount of smoke.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn near Beeville Road (Lake Kurwongbah) on Wednesday 1 September 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Beeville Road, in the Lake Kurwongbah area, on Wednesday 1 September 2021 subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amount of smoke.

Mick Hanfling Park recreation area will remain open but may be impacted by drifting smoke.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Thumbnail of Hinze Dam Eastern Boat Ramp planned burn DHZ003 2021 map

Planned burn at Eastern Boat Ramp (Hinze Dam) has been postponed until further notice

Planned burn at Eastern Boat Ramp (Hinze Dam) has been postponed until further notice.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amount of smoke.

The Eastern Boat Ramp will be closed for the duration of the burn.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outline in yellow of area near shoreline subject to planned burn

Planned burn at Logan Complex (Wivenhoe Dam) on Tuesday 31 August 2021

Seqwater has re-scheduled a planned burn at Logan Complex (Wivenhoe Dam) for Tuesday 31 August 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amount of smoke. The recreation area will remain open.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outline of area near the boat ramp that will be subject to a planned burn

Planned burn at Westvale Road, Somerset Dam on Monday 30 August 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near Westvale Road, Somerset Dam on Monday 30 August 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

 

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amount of smoke. The boat ramp at Westvale Road will be closed for the duration of the burn.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Small areas on the bank of North Pine Dam, dotted with trees, that will be subject to a planned burn

Planned burn at North Pine Dam, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at the North Pine Dam on Tuesday 17 August 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amount of smoke. Traffic control will be in place along Protheroe and Forgan Roads. Recreation sites will remain open.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Satellite image of the area near North Pine Dam close to houses that will be subject to planned burn

Yellow outline of the planned burn area at the upstream end of Wyaralong Dam

Planned burn at Lake Wyaralong from Tuesday 17 August 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Lake Wyaralong on Tuesday 17 August 2021 and Wednesday 18 August 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke and there will be recreation closures in place. Check our recreation and safety notices for more details.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

A satellite image of the shoreline of Wivenhoe Dam dotted with trees

Planned burn at Logans Inlet, Lake Wivenhoe from Wednesday 11 August 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at the Logan Complex, Wivenhoe Dam from Wednesday 11 August to Friday 13 August 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke and the Logan Inlet Day Use Area will be closed for the duration of the burn.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Satellite image of the shoreline of Wivenhoe Dam dotted with trees

A yellow outline of the area subject to the planned burn on the shoreline of Lake Moogerah

POSTPONED Planned burn at Moogerah Dam Friday 6 August 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Moogerah Dam on Tuesday 3 August 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke, visible from Haigh Park.

Smoke hazard signage will be placed along Moogerah Connection Road.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Area of Maroon Dam near the shoreline and day area that will be subject to the planned burn

Planned burn at Maroon Dam Thursday 5 August 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Maroon Dam Wednesday 4 August 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke and the Maroon Day Use area will be closed during the burn.

Smoke hazard signage and traffic control will be placed along Maroon Dam Road and Slater Park Road.

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

 

A yellow outline of the area subject to the planned burn on the shoreline of Lake Wyaralong

POSTPONED Planned burn at Lake Wyaralong Wednesday 4 August 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near Lake Wyaralong on Wednesday 4 August 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke.

Smoke hazard signage will be placed along Boonah-Beaudesert Road. 

If you are visiting or travelling through the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outlined in Red, the areas of North Stradbroke Island subject to the planned burn

Planned burn at Amity Point, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) Monday 26 July 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near Amity Township on Monday 26 July 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke. Smoke will be dissipated by variable wind directions over the next few days.   

Smoke hazard signs will be placed along local roads.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).
 

Outlined in Red, the areas adjacent to Hinze Dam subject to the planned burn

Planned burn at Hinze Dam Tuesday 20 July 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near Hinze Dam on Tuesday 20 July 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke. Forecasted wind direction will dissipate smoke across the lake.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. Smoke hazard signs will be placed on surrounding roads, including Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

An aerial map of Leslie Harrison Dam showing a yellow outlined area where a planned burn will take place

POSTPONED Planned burn near Leslie Harrison Dam Tuesday 20 July 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near Leslie Harrison Dam on Tuesday 20 July 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. Smoke hazard signs will be placed on surrounding roads, including Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outline of the planned burn area in yellow

Planned burn near Dunwich, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near Dunwich, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) on Monday 14 June 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn will take place east of the Dunwich Township and is likely to produce considerable amounts of smoke, but this should drift away from the township.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. Smoke hazard signs will be placed on Alfred Martin Way.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outline of area that will be part of the planned burn at Stapylton Reservoir

Planned burn in Ormeau Hills Tuesday 8 June 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn in the Ormeau Hills area near Stapylton Reservoir on Tuesday 8 June 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn may produce moderate amounts of smoke for a short period of time. Smoke hazard signage will be placed on Vennor Drive.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Outlined in Red, the areas of Lake Wyaralong subject to the planned burn

Planned burn at Lake Wyaralong Tuesday 1 June 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn in the Lake Wyaralong area (near the dam wall) on Tuesday 1 June 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is likely to produce a reasonable amount of smoke.

A number of recreation closures will be in place - please check our recreation and safety notices for details.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. 

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Low, orange flames in the foreground generate a heat wave slightly obscuring a fire officer in the background

Planned burn season fires up at locations across South East Queensland

South East Queensland is entering another planned burn season in an effort to reduce fuel loads and mitigate the risk of bushfires – particularly within water supply catchments.

South East Queensland is entering another planned burn season in an effort to reduce fuel loads and mitigate the risk of bushfires – particularly within water supply catchments.


Seqwater’s annual program of targeted burns kicked off on Tuesday with more planned for locations such as Hinze Dam, Wyaralong Dam, Leslie Harrison Dam and the Mt Crosby Water Treatment Plants.


CEO Neil Brennan said Seqwater would be working closely with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, rural fire brigades and other agencies – as well as its many neighbours – to carry out planned burns across the region.
“Seqwater is committed to proactive fire management across our catchments,” Mr Brennan said.


“Planned burns are an effective way of reducing fuel loads, such as grasses and dense undergrowth, and mitigate bushfire risk to Seqwater-owned land and neighbouring properties.


“They also assist in ecological management by allowing natural regeneration of native vegetation and mitigate the potential risk to water quality from the impact of bushfires.” 


Mr Brennan said Seqwater’s planned burn season generally ran from the start of autumn until the end of August each year, depending on conditions.


“Low winds, mild temperatures and favourable relative humidity make it possible to conduct planned burns safely,” Mr Brennan said.


Seqwater carries out a range of pre-burn preparations, in conjunction with the QFES, to make sure the planned burn area is ready. 


“If the conditions are not suitable, the burn is postponed until a more favourable time—this may even occur just before the burn is scheduled to occur,” Mr Brennan said.


Not all of the planned burns scheduled to take place during the season may be completed due to conditions, but they may be re-scheduled to a subsequent burn season.

South East Queenslanders can access information about Seqwater’s planned burn schedule by following Seqwater on Twitter or Facebook, downloading the Seqwater app or visiting Seqwater’s website at https://www.seqwater.com.au/project/planned-burns 


Tips to reduce the effects of smoke

  • Avoid hanging washing out to dry during the burn period
  • Stay indoors
  • Close windows and doors
  • If you have a respiratory health condition, follow the advice of your health practitioner
  • In case of an emergency call Triple Zero. (000)
     
An aerial map of Leslie Harrison Dam showing a yellow outlined area where a planned burn will take place

Planned burn at Leslie Harrison Dam Tuesday 20 April 2021

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn in the Burbank area at Leslie Harrison Dam on Tuesday 20 April 2021, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn will take place in two locations and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke for short periods that may drift into surrounding areas. Please refer to the maps for more information.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site. Smoke hazard signs will be placed on surrounding roads, including Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

An aerial map image of Leslie Harrison Dam, with the outline of the planned burn area in yellow

Thumbnail of DNP-002 planned burn map of Traviener Glen

POSTPONED: Planned burn scheduled at North Pine Dam

Seqwater has postponed the planned burn at Mount Samson due to unfavourable weather conditions.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

There are no impacts to recreation but traffic management controls will be in place for the duration of the burn.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn in Burbank area at Leslie Harrison Dam

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn in the Burbank area at Leslie Harrison Dam on Thursday 17 September 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn at Somerset Dam WTP

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near the Somerset Dam Water Treatment Plant on Thursday 17 September 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

Traffic control will be in place for the duration of the burn. If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn at Borumba Dam

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Borumba Dam below the spillway on Thursday 17 September 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Seqwater fire crews undertaking a planned burn

40-hectare planned burn scheduled for Sunshine Coast area

A large planned burn, covering about 40 hectares across the Sunshine Coast hinterland is being carried out to reduce fuel loads and bushfire risk to local properties and catchment water supply.

The planned burn, which will take place on Seqwater-managed land across Mooloolah and Landsborough areas which will be led by Seqwater, in collaboration with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, rural fire brigades and  the community .

Seqwater Chief Operating Officer, Stuart Cassie, said the burn had been carefully planned to occur in late winter to take advantage of favourable conditions and weather forecasts.

“We are targeting land around the Ewen Maddock Dam area to protect life, property, the environment and water supply catchments which are vital to our drinking water supply.

“We are planning to start the burn on Friday, 4 September and expect it to continue for the weekend, depending on weather conditions.”

Mr Cassie said in line with Seqwater’s Hazard Reduction Burn Program, more than 20 planned burns of various sizes and locations had been completed across South East Queensland since mid-April.
 
At least seven of the burns carried out had been 'high priority burns' based on risk.
 
“As a large landholder in South East Queensland, Seqwater has been doing its part to mitigate bushfire risk to Seqwater-owned land and neighbouring properties,” Mr Cassie said.

“Planned burns help reduce fuel loads, such as grasses and dense undergrowth, and reduces the risks of bushfires.

“As well as bushfire mitigation, planned burns encourage natural regeneration of native vegetation and reduce water quality risks from the potential impacts of high intensity bushfires,”

“Most recently we successfully completed a large-scale 500-hectare burn, which spanned across the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim regions.”

In some parts of the burn area, there may be some residual smoke once the burn has been completed. However, Seqwater crews will continue to keep a close eye on the burn area.

Local residents with respiratory health conditions should always follow the advice of their health practitioner and if applicable, carry reliever medication at all times during the burn period.

Seqwater will notify neighbours and motorists in the area of potential smoke impacts with increased signage and notifications before ignition.

All planned burns are conducted in accordance with a QFES burn permit, which outlines the ideal temperature, wind speed direction and humidity conditions to conduct the burn.

For more information on the Ewen Maddock Burn, visit: www.seqwater.com.au/news/multi-agency-planned-burn-ewen-maddock-dam

Communities which can expect some smoke impacts:

  • Landsborough
  • Mooloolah
     
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Seqwater fire officer undertaking a planned burn
Thumbnail of DEM006 planned burn at Ewen Maddock Dam

Multi agency planned burn at Ewen Maddock Dam

A multi-agency planned burn has been scheduled along Tunnel Ridge Road and Ford Road at Ewen Maddock Dam from 10am on Friday 4 September 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

This hazard reduction burn will be conducted by Seqwater, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and other local authorities.

The planned burn will take three days to complete and will produce a considerable amount of smoke that will drift and be visible in surrounding areas. Residual smoke is expected to stay around for up to five days after the burn is complete.

The Black Loop section and Kowald Trail Head tracks will be closed from Friday 4 September and into the weekend, while the burn is in progress.

Traffic management control will also be in place along Tunnel Ridge and Ford's Road for the duration of the burn. Please expect traffic delays if travelling along these roads and follow the direction of traffic management controllers.

If you are visiting the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Seqwater Fire Officers undertake a planned burn

Large-scale planned burn for Gold Coast and Scenic Rim area

Preparations for a large-scale planned burn in the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim hinterland are being made in an effort to reduce fuel loads across more than 500 hectares of land.

The planned burn, which will take place on Seqwater-managed land within the Beechmont area, will be led by Seqwater, in coordination with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, rural fire brigades and other agencies.

Seqwater Chief Operating Officer, Stuart Cassie, said the burn had been carefully planned to occur in late winter to take advantage of favourable conditions and weather forecasts.

“This will be one of the longest and largest planned burns to be carried out in South East Queensland this year, spanning across more than 500 hectares of land for a few days,” Mr Cassie said.

“We are planning to start the burn on Thursday 27th of August depending on weather conditions.

“It will be delivered in a multi-staged approach, with a sequence of scheduled ignition events; including ground and aerial ignitions, combined with monitoring and patrol work across private and public land.”

Mr Cassie said as a large landholder in South East Queensland, Seqwater had a duty to manage biodiversity and mitigate bushfire risk to Seqwater-owned land and neighbouring properties. 

“Planned burns help reduce fuel loads, such as grasses and dense undergrowth, and reduces the risks of bushfires,” Mr Cassie said

“As well as wildfire mitigation, planned burns encourage natural regeneration of native vegetation and reduce water quality risks from the potential impacts of high intensity wildfires,”

In some parts of the burn area, there may be some residual smoke once the burn has been completed. However, Seqwater crews will continue to keep a close eye on the burn area.

Local residents with respiratory health conditions should always follow the advice of their health practitioner and, if applicable, carry reliever medication at all times during the burn period.

Seqwater will notify neighbours and motorists in the area of potential smoke impacts with increased signage and notifications before ignition.

All planned burns are conducted in accordance with a QFES burn permit, which outlines the ideal temperature, wind speed and direction, and humidity conditions to conduct the burn.

For more information on this burn or to access a map of the planned burn area, please see https://www.seqwater.com.au/project/planned-burns

Communities which can expect some smoke impacts:

  • Beechmont
  • Advancetown
  • Numinbah
  • Nerang
  • Canungra
  • Lower Beechmont
Thumbnail of Hinze Dam DHZ004 planned burn map

RESCHEDULED: Planned burn within Beechmont area, Hinze Dam

RESCHEDULED: The planned burn in the Beechmont area has been rescheduled to Thursday 27 August 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays

This approximate 500ha burn will take up to seven days to conduct and will be led by Seqwater in coordination with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and other land agencies.

We expect the burn to produce significant amounts of smoke that will drift into surrounding areas including:

  • Advancetown
  • Beechmont
  • Numinbah
  • Nerang
  • Canungra
  • Lower Beechmont.

The burn will progress in three stages which will include ground and aerial ignitions combined with monitoring and patrol work across private and public land. 

If you live in the area, or are visiting or travelling through, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn at Leslie Harrison Dam

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn in the Burbank area of Leslie Harrison Dam catchment from 12pm on Tuesday 18 August 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn re-scheduled at Coulson area, Lake Wyaralong

The planned burn in the Coulson area at Lake Wyaralong has been rescheduled to take place on Thursday 13 August 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to one day to complete and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas, including the Mununjali Trail network.

While the trail network will remain open, visitors must play it safe, remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled in Neranwood area at Hinze Dam

Seqwater is conducting a planned burn near the Nerandwood area at Hinze Dam on Wednesday 5 August 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

As a result, the Seqwater Horse Trails in the Neranwood area will be closed for the duration of Burn as well as the trails from the Little Nerang Road and Wattle Hill access on Mudgeeraba Springbrook Road until further notice.

The planned burn is expected to take two days to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at Lake Kurwongbah

Seqwater and Moreton Bay Regional Council will be conducting a planned burn along Dayboro Road, near the Sideling Creek Dam spillway, on Tuesday 21 July 2020 subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take up to three days to complete and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas and stay around for up to five days after the burn.

There are no impacts to recreation. However, if you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at Enoggera Dam

Seqwater and National Parks will be conducting a planned burn near Walkabout Creek at Enoggera Dam on Tuesday 7 July 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

A number of recreation trails will be temporarily closed while the planned burn is in progress.

Check the recreation and safety notice for more information about the trail closures.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at Moogerah Dam

Seqwater is conducting a planned burn at Moogerah Dam at 10 am on Monday 6 July 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

Access across Moogerah Dam wall to QPWS walking trails will be closed on Monday and the Reynold's Creek recreation area will be closed until Thursday 9 July.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

Check the recreation and safety notice for more information.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at Leslie Harrison Dam

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near the Chandler Inlet at Leslie Harrison Dam from 10 am on Thursday 2 July 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at Mount Crosby

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burnin the Mt Crosby area near East Bank Water Treatment Plant from 9am on Thursday 25 June 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at Lake Wyaralong

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn in the Wyaralong Catchment area from 10am on Thursday 25 June 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

The Ridgeline Trail will be temporarily closed for the duration of this burn. However, all other trails will remain open.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at Lake Macdonald

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near the Water Treatment Plant at Lake Macdonald from 9am on Tuesday 23 June 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke for a short period of time.

There are no impacts to recreation but smoke may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at North Pine Dam

Seqwater is conducting a planned burn near Pinedale Road at North Pine Dam from 11am on Monday 8 June 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn at Leslie Harrison Dam

Seqwater is conducting a planned burn at Leslie Harrison Dam from about 10am on Saturday 6 June 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays. 

Seqwater is conducting a planned burn at Leslie Harrison Dam from about 10am on Saturday 6 June 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays. 

The planned burn will reduce fuel hazard levels to help mitigate the risk of wildfires and manage biodiversity.

We apologise for the short notice, however we are trying to take advantage of favourable conditions to complete as much of our planned burns program as possible before unfavourable conditions return.

It is expected to take one day to complete and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke however forecast winds should limit smoke impact on Mount Cotton Road and push smoke towards the lake.

If you are visiting the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on-site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Map of the planned burn at Leslie Harrison
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Planned burn scheduled at Hinze Dam

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn near Nerang-Murwillumbah Road at Hinze Dam from 11am on Thursday 28 May 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

The Western Boat Ramp will be closed as a result of the planned burn, and will remain closed over the weekend.

If you are visiting (or travelling through) the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Map of Sideling Creek planned burn May 2020

Planned burn scheduled at Lake Kurwongbah

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Lake Kurwongbah near the Pine Rivers Rowing Club from 9.30am on Tuesday 26 May 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

While there are no impacts to recreation, if you are visiting the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Mudgeeraba WTP planned burn map 2020

Planned burn near Mudgeeraba WTP rescheduled

The planned burn near the Mudgeeraba WTP has been rescheduled for Thursday 7 May 2020.

It is expected to take one day to complete and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke for short periods due to small size of burn area.

We are working with QFES, Gold Coast City Council, local wildlife groups and have alerted local residents. 

If you are visiting the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on-site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Lake Dyer burn map for 2020

Planned burn scheduled at Lake Dyer

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Lake Dyer from 9am on Tuesday 5 May 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

The planned burn is expected to take one day to complete, and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

Residents local to Lake Dyer have been informed. If you are visiting the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, please follow the advice of our health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled near Hinze Dam's Quarry East

Seqwater has scheduled a planned burn at Hinze Dam's Quarry East on Friday 24 April 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforseen delays.

This scheduled planned burn is expected to take one day to complete and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke that may drift into surrounding areas.

We are working with QFES, Gold Coast City Council, local wildlife groups and have alerted local residents. 

If you are visiting the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on-site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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Planned burn scheduled at Hinze Dam

Seqwater is conducting a planned burn at Hinze Dam in the Advancetown Lake area from about 10am on Thursday 16 April 2020, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays. 

The planned burn will reduce fuel hazard levels to help mitigate the risk of wildfires and manage biodiversity.

It is expected to take one day to complete and is likely to produce reasonable amounts of smoke for short periods. We are working with QFES, Gold Coast City Council, local wildlife groups and have alerted local residents. 

If you are visiting the area, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of staff and traffic control signage on-site.

If you have a respiratory health condition, follow the advice of your health practitioner and in case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).