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.

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

Planned burn schedule

The 2018 planned burn season began in March. Please note, this is a guide and is likely to change depending on weather. We will update the schedule as burns are planned.

For more information please email communications@seqwater.com.au or call 1800 771 497. 

Seqwater is only one of many agencies across South East Queensland conducting planned burns. You may want to speak with your local council or Queensland Fire and Emergency Services if you want more information about a planned burn not listed in our schedule.

Atkinson Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

17/09/2018

Irrigation Channel to recreation area (DAT001)

The burn is likely to generate reasonable amounts of smoke.

Site signage and a traffic manageent will be in place.

Smoke may remain in the area for up to five days after the burn is complete.

Bill Gunn Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

Lake Dyer recreation foreshore seaction (DDY001)

TBA

Bribie Island

Schedule

Location

Details

Tue 31 July 2018 First Avenue, Woorim (CBI001 Memorial Gardens and CBI002 MBRC Tip East) The burn will take up to three days to complete. Smoke may remain in the area for up to seven days after the burn is complete.
Wed 1 August 2018 CBI003 FMZ26  
     

Cooloolabin Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

DCO001 Peninsula 2016. [High Priority Burn]  

Enoggera Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

2012/EN-01 environmental Burn. [Carry over burn].

NPRSR 69 Break. [Carry over burn].

NPRSR Duck Ck Break. [Carry over burn].

 

Ewen Maddock Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

DEM001 EM24-EM22 2016 [High Priority Burn] TBC
TBC DEM002 EM6 2016 (2013) TBC
  DEM003 EM16-EM17 2016  
  DEM004 EM7 2016 (2013  
Week beginning 6 Aug DEM005 EM21 2016 (2015 Subject to change
  DEM006 EM 12-EM13-EM14 2016 [High Priority Burn]  

Gold Creek Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

QPWS Upper Gold Creek High priority burn (QPWS)
TBC Gold Creek (DGC001)  

Hinze Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

9 July 2018

DHZ001 Quarry Ridge West

 The burn will take several days to complete. During this time, reasonable amounts of smoke may be visible and drift into surrounding areas. Smoke may remain in the area for up to seven days after burn is complete.

TBC DHZ002 Numinbah Trial 2016 Carry-over Postponed until 2019
Thu 26 July 2018 DHZ003 Office Block  
TBC DHZ004 Gate 5-Beliss Gully  
Wed 1 Aug 2018 DHZ005 Old Caravan Park  
TBC DHZ006 Rosie's ALPZ  
TBC DHZ007 Nerang River West Multi-agency carry-over.
TBC DHZ008 (QPWS) Carricks Rd West  
TBC DHZ009 Hinze MBT Section   
TBC TMO001 Molendinar West  

Lake Dyer

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Lake Macdonald Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

DLM001 Cooroy-Noosa Rd

 
TBC DLM002 Pine Tree Road  
TBC DLM0012 WTP Area Stack  

Lake Manchester

Schedule

Location

Details

From 27 July 2017 South Lake Manchester Road (Dandy's Range)

Completed. Smoke may stay around for up to seven days after the burn period.

13 July 2017

North Lake Manchester Road (Perry's Block)

Completed.

TBC Galapagos DLM001  
Tue 31 July 2018 Spear tip DLM002  

Landers Shute

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

2012/LS/WTP/Strip Burn. Carry-over.

DLS001 APZ-OPZ Burn 2015. Carry-over.

 

Leslie Harrison Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

Mon 30 July 2018 DLH001 Oakridge Peninsula Postponed
May 2018 DLH002 Oakridge Street West ALPZ Completed.
Week beginning 6 Aug 2018 DLH003 Degen Road Peninsula Subject to change
From 4 May 2018 DLH004 Priest Gully Peninsula

Completed.

TBC DLH005 Priest Gully South To be scheduled.
Tue 31 Jul 2018 DLH006 Allambee/Howlet Road ALPZ Subject to change
Week beginning 6 Aug 2018 DLH007 Horse Shoe Peninsula Subject to change

From 18 May 2018

DLH008 Cherbon Peninsula

Completed.

TBC DLH009 Tingalpa Creek/LH Abutment To be scheduled.

 

Little Nerang Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Maroon Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Moogerah Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC Reynold's Creek RH Abutment-ALPZ (DMO001)  
TBC Ski Ten Club (DMO002)  

Mt Crosby / Kholo area

Schedule

Location

Details

From 23 May 2018

Big River West, Kholo (TEB001) Smoke may stay around for up to seven days after the burn is complete.
TBC Montana (TEB002) and Cameron's Hill (TEB003)  
     

North Pine Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

 

DNP002 Traviener Glen/Mt Samson School 2018

 

 

DNP003 Aitcheson Rd North 2018

 

Week beginning 6 Aug

DNP004 Postman's Track Block 3-4 2018 [High Priority Burn]

Subject to change

 

DNP005 NP TAFE 2018

 

 

DNP006 Hayes Scrub 2018

 

 Thu 26 July

DNP007 Gordons Crossing West 2018 Small unburnt triangle section.

 

 

DNP008 Aitchenson Rd Centre Burn 2018

 

 

DNP009 Kriesch Rd APZ 2018 (Freehold Neighbour to initiate)

 

Week beginning 6 Aug 

DNP010 Dayboro Wells Site 2018

Subject to Change

Mon 23 July

DNP011 Winn Rd Power Easement West 2018 [High Priority Burn]

 

 

DNP012 Gate 47 Fire Weed Bio 2018

 

 Mon 10 Sep

DNP013 Old Rush Ck Bridge Bio 2018

 

 

DNP014 NPD WTP North 2018

 

North Stradbroke Island

Schedule

Location

Details

From 1 June 2018

Air Strip APZ OPZ (TNS003)
Alfred Martin Way, Dunwich
The burn will take four days to complete. Smoke may remain in the area for up to seven days after burn is complete.
Sun 22 July Mt Hargreaves West (TNS001)
Alfred Martin Way, Dunwich
The burn will take five days to complete. Smoke may remain in the area for up to seven days after the burn is complete.
TBC Pine Forest Blocks 4-6 (TNS002)  
TBC DNRM Fisherman's HR (TNS004) Postponed until 2019
TBC DNRM Claytons Road (TNS005)  
TBC NSI WTP Compound APZ (TNS006)  
TBC Pine Forest Block 8 (TNS007)  
TBC Pine Forest Blocks 12-13 (TNS008)  
TBC Air Strip South easter block (TNS009)  

Sideling Creek Dam (Lake Kurwongbah)

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

DLK001 Kurwongbah Rowing Club 2016 APZ/Burn: KUR-2014-01

TBA

Tue 31 July 2018 DLK002 Kurwongbah Scout Den 2016 APZ/Burn Tentative
TBA DLK003 Pine Coop 2016 Burn: KUR-2016-03 TBA

Somerset Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBC

Somerset Houses APZ (DSO001)

TBA

Thu 26 July 2018 Kirkleigh STP to swimming area (DSO002)  
TBC SDL 9-9 (DSO003)  
TBC Woodford OSS (DSO004)  

Wyaralong Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

From 15 May 2018 Sandy Creek Ridge West, Lillybrook Road and Boonah Beaudesert Road. (DWY008)

Completed.

TBC

Coulson Revegetation, Cnr Boonah Beaudesert and Old Beaudesert roads (DWY007)

This burn will take two day to complete. Smoke may stay around for up to five days after the burn is complete.

From 23 May 2018 Hawkins Road (DWY009) Completed.
May 2018 RQ Overflow Point (DWY010) Completed.
TBC Smith House (DWY001)  
TBC Harvey Boundary North (DWY002)  
TBC Crows Ash (DWY003)  
TBC Worley ALPZ (DWY004)  
TBC Ho Chi Min (DWY005)  
TBC Brennan House (DWY006)  
     

Wivenhoe Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

From 31 May 2018

Lake Wivenhoe (DWI003) O'Shea's Crossing tree block

Burn is likely to generate small amounts of smoke in surrounding areas. Smoke may stay around for up to three days after the burn is complete.

TBC Wall stock pile (DWI001)  
TBC Wivenhoe Pocket APZ (DWI002) High priority burn.
From 13 June 2018 Billies Bay / Hays Landing ((DWI004)

Completed.

Smoke may stay around for up to three days after the burn is complete.

TBC McKees South (DWI005)  
TBC Alverley Park (DWI006)  
Week beginning 6 August Wivenhoe Hill Fig Tree (DWI007) Subject to conditions
Week beginning 6 August Wivenhoe Hil Melon Patch (DWI008) Subject to conditions
Week beginning 6 August Sinnamon Point Tree block (DWI009) Subject to conditions
Tue 24 July Caboonbah Homestead bio (DWI010)  
Mitigating the risk of wildfire