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

There are a few burns planned schedule in the Southern region. 

Please note, this is a guide and is likely to change. 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.

Bribie Island

Schedule

Location

Details

14 July 2017

Multi-agency burn in Woorim area

Completed.

Wyaralong Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

21 July 2017 Dam Access Road - East Block 3 or more days. Smoke may saty around for up to one week after the burn.

TBC

Southern side of the dam near Beaudesert Boonah Road

3 or more days. Smoke may stay around for up to one week after the burn.

     

Leslie Harrison Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

30 May 2017

Brightview South near Leslie Harrison Dam

Smoke may stay around for up to three days.

North Pine Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

28 June 2017

Aitcheson Road near Dayboro, North Pine Dam

Completed.

Hinze Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

July 2017

Old Western Boat Ramp along Nerang Murwillumbah Road

Date to be confirmed.

Smoke may stay around for up to one week after the burn.

Traffic management will be in place.

Lake Manchester

Schedule

Location

Details

27 July to 1 August 2017 South Lake Manchester Road (Dandy's Range)

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

Section of loop circuit on South Lake Manchester Road will be closed temporarily. See recreation and safety notice for more.

13 July 2017

North Lake Manchester Road (Perry's Block)

Completed.

     

North Stradbroke Island

Schedule

Location

Details

From 3pm on Wednesday,
26 July 2017

Fisherman's East Coast Road

Smoke hazard along East Coast Road. Traffic management plan will be in place.

Reasonable amount of smoke may be visible and drift into surrounding areas. Smoke may saty around for up to one week after the burn.

Wivenhoe Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Lake Dyer

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Mt Crosby area

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Somerset Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Maroon Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Sideline Creek Dam (Lake Kurwongbah)

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Little Nerang Dam

Schedule

Location

Details

TBA

TBA

TBA

Mitigating the risk of wildfire