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 5 August – 16 August 2019

Hinze Dam (Gold Coast)

DHZ001 Back Ck South
Nerang Murwillumbah Rd, Advancetown.

DHZ009 Rec Area HR’s
Hinze Dam Access Rd, Hinze Dam. (Advancetown)

DHZ010 Scout Camp APZ/OPZ
Pine Ck Rd, Numinbah.

DHZ011 - Neranwood Mollases
Little Nerang Rd, Neranwood.

Moogerah Dam (Scenic Rim)

DMO002 Ski Ten Club ALPZ
Moogerah Connection Rd, Lake Moogerah.

Wyaralong Dam (Scenic Rim)

DWY002 Crows Ash
Knehr Rd and Old Beaudesert Rd, Wyaralong.

DWY003 Worley ALPZ
Lillybrook Rd and Boonah Beaudesert Rd (Hwy), Coulson.

DWY005 Brennan House
Boonah Beaudesert Rd (Hwy), Bromelton.

DWY006 Coulson Reveg
Boonah Beaudesert Rd (Hwy), Coulson.

Leslie Harrison Dam (Tingalpa Reservoir)

DLH001 Degen Rd 
Degen Rd, Capalaba.

DLH002 Priest Gully South
Mt Cotton Rd, Burbank.

North Pine Dam (Lake Samsonvale)

DNP005 Hays Scrub
Easter and Strong Rds, Lake Samsonvale.

DNP003 Aitcheson Rd
Kobble Ck, North Pine Dam.

DNP011 North Pine Dam Water Treatment Plant North
Dam Spillway Area.

Lake Kurwongbah

DLK001 Kurwongbah Rowing Club
Dayboro Rd, Kurwongbah, Lake Kurwongbah.

Ewen Maddock Dam (Mooloolah Valley)

DEM006 EM12,13,14
Tunnel Ridge/Kowald Rd, Mooloolah Valley.

Kholo (Mt Crosby)

TEB001 Montana
Stumers Rd, Mt Crosby.

Lake Wivenhoe

DWI007 Wivenhoe Hill
Brisbane Valley Highway, Lake Wivenhoe.


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Mitigating the risk of wildfire