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.

Planned burns possible between 17 June 2019 - 1 July 2019

Hinze Dam (Gold Coast)
DHZ008 Cedar Lakes HR, Advancetown Rd, Advancetown

DHZ-010 Scout Camp APZ/OPZ

DHZ-007 Gate 2 ALPZ

Lake Kurwongbah (North Brisbane)

DLK002 Scout Den North 2019 (subject to conditions and approvals in relation to the construction site in the spillway adjacent)

Leslie Harrison Dam


DLH-003 Horse Shoe Peninsula Burn

Moogerah Dam (Scenic Rim)
DMO002 Ski Ten Club APZ
Moogerah Connection Road, Lake Moogerah.
DMO001 Reynold’s Ck ALPZ
Moogerah Connection Road, Lake Moogerah.

North Pine Dam

DNP-005 Hays Scrub, North Pine Dam 

North Stradbroke Island (Redlands)
TNS007 Amity WTP APZ
Beehive and Claytons Roads, Amity Point 

Wyaralong Dam (Scenic Rim)
DHZ006 Coulson Reveg
Boonah Beaudesert Road (HWY), Wyaralong.
DHZ003 Worley ALPZ
Lilybrook Rd, Wyaralong.
DWY002 Crows Ash (subject to rain)
Knehr Rd, Wyaralong.

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

Mitigating the risk of wildfire