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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 2020

Northern region

North Pine Dam:

  • Aitcheson Road
  • Pinedale Road

Lake Kurwongbah:

  • Pine Rivers Rowing Club - COMPLETED

Central region

Lake Dyer:

  • Bill Gunn Swimming area - COMPLETED
  • Lake Dyer banks - COMPLETED

Somerset Dam:

  • Somerset Dam Water Treatment Plant

Mt Crosby:

  • Cameron Hill West

Southern region

Leslie Harrison Dam:

  • South of Broadwater Road / Broadwater South

Hinze Dam:

  • Quarry East - COMPLETED
  • Western Boat Ramp - COMPLETED
  • Mudgeraba Water Treatment Plant

Wyaralong Dam:

  • Drews, Undullah 
  • Worley, Beaudesert Boonah Road
  • Smith House, Undullah

Moogerah Dam:

  • Edwards Street, near Moogerah Dam Water Treatment Plant

Smoke alerts and updates

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).