Planned burn Doonan Creek Environment Reserve, Verrierdale

MAP - Doonan Creek Environment Reserve Planned Burn

Burn location: Doonan Creek Environment Reserve, Doonan Bridge Road, Verrierdale

Date: Tuesday June 4, 2023

Time: approximately between 9am to 1pm, weather dependent.

Details

A small section of Doonan Creek Environment Reserve will undergo a planned burn on Tuesday June 4, weather permitting, between 9am to 1pm as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Bushfire Management Program.

A 0.3-hectare section will be burnt. Smoke impacts to surrounding residents and road users should be minimal.

To reduce the impact on animals, a corridor will be maintained for wildlife.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of grass fuels in preparation for a revegetation project.

Smoke

Smoke from the fire will be closely monitored and is not expected to significantly affect surrounding residents or roadways.

Smoke will be noticed in immediate areas around Doonan Creek Environment Reserve including the following roads:

  • Doonan Bridge Road
  • Dahlia Road
  • Verrierdale Road
  • Doonan Bridge Road East
  • Doonan Bridge Road North
  • Arcoona Road
  • Musgrave Drive
  • Peregian Springs Drive
  • Ridgeview Drive.

Smoke plumes may be noticed from further afield.

 Planned burns help to:

  • reduce the amount of fuel on the ground before bushfire season
  • lessen the intensity of any subsequent wildfires
  • maintain and support plant species to survive that rely on fire to regenerate.

Community safety

Any threats to life and property call 000.

Any residents affected by smoke are advised to close windows and doors, utilise air-conditioning and keep respiratory medication close at hand. Seek medical advice if you are susceptible to smoke impacts.

As a precaution, road users are advised to drive to suit conditions with the potential for smoke to reduce visibility. 

The burn will be conducted under a permit to light fire issued to council from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

More information on Council’s Bushfire Management Program is available at https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Bushland-Protection/Bushfire-Management

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