Moreton Bay kicks-off 2018 planned Burn Program

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Moreton Bay Regional Council this week kicks-off its bushfire season preparations with the first hazard reduction burns for 2018.

Council fire crews, together with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) are conducting a controlled burns today at:

  • Dakabin near the Waste Management Facility and RSPCA Dakabin Animal Care Centre

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Mayor Allan Sutherland said now was the time for authorities and the community to begin bushfire season preparations with conditions beginning to dry throughout the region.

“Council and state fire authorities have been closely monitoring local bushland and have scheduled more than 35 controlled burns over coming months to prepare for the bushfire season,” Mayor Sutherland said.

Planned burns reduce fire loads and are conducted in accordance with favourable weather conditions. Controlled burns also provide additional benefits such as aiding in weed control and land rehabilitation, and maintaining habitat diversity.

“To keep up-to-date with planned burns in your area tune into local media, or sign up for council’s free MoretonAlert service, which will send you a notification for any upcoming burns via text or email.

For the full list of planned burns in 2018, visit: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/plannedburns. Properties adjoining planned burn locations will be notified via letterbox drop prior to burns taking place.

Mayor Sutherland said in total, council will conduct burns across more than 300 hectares throughout Moreton Bay, but that doesn’t mean residents can be complacent.

“As council and fire authorities ramp up their fire mitigation activities, it’s important that residents are also prepared.

“Fires don’t limit themselves to bushland. They can occur in suburban areas, near parks and grassland. All it takes is a few burning embers or smoke.

“You can visit council’s website [www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/disaster/bushfire] for information and tips on how to be bushfire-ready.”

Tips to get bushfire ready:

  • Clear debris from gutters, trim low-lying branches near the home and regularly mow your lawn
  • Relocate flammable items away from your home, including woodpiles, paper, boxes, crates, hanging baskets and garden furniture
  • Check you have personal protective clothing and equipment, and that your first aid kit is fully stocked
  • Monitor conditions, know the Fire Danger Rating and tune into local media, including radio, social media and websites

List of 2018 burn locations:

Albany Creek – Alpinia Court Park

Arana Hills – Brian Battersby Reserve

Armstrong Creek – Alison Booker Reserve

Banksia Beach – Bribie Arts Centre

Beachmere – Beachmere Conservation Park (H E Corbould Park)

Bongaree – Melsa Park

Bray Park – Lavender Court Reserve

Bunya – Allen Road West

Burpengary East – Nector Way Park

CREEC – Caboolture

Parish Road Park – Cashmere

Hacker Road South Complex – Clear Mountain

Lily Clench Park – Closeburn

McDowells Road Reserve – Dakabin

Dakabin Landfill Station – Draper

Reginald Draper Reserve 13.5ha – Elimbah

Three Ponds Park 7.8ha – Wattlebird Drive Park (North) and Wests Road

Everton Hills – Peter Street North

Ferny Hills – Ivy England Park

Wongam Reserve – Griffin

Vanilla Avenue Park – Kallangur

Alice Mawson Reserve – Kobble Creek

Hipathites Road Reserve/ Mount Samson Road Corner Reserve – Morayfield

Walkers Road Reserve – Mount Glorious

Harland Road Roadside Vegetation (APZ) – Mount Pleasant

Mount Brisbane Road Reserve – Narangba

Quarry Reserve Raynbird Road – Neurum

Neurum Creek Conservation Park – Ningi

Ningi Transfer Station – Grice Crescent Reserve

North Lakes – North Lakes Environmental Reserve Lacebark Street Section

Petrie – Kurwongbah Park

Stony Creek – Stony Creek Rest Area 3.3ha

Toorbul – Toorbul Transfer Station

Wamuran – Quarry Reserve (May Street)

Deveit Road Park – Campbells Reserve

Woodford – Kauri Court Park

Woorim – Second Avenue Road Reserve

17/05/2018 |

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