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Planned burn in Naree Budjong Djara National Park

This alert applies to the following parks:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) will conduct a planned burn within protected estate south of Blaksley Anchorage, North Stradbroke Island between Thursday 14 and Wednesday 20 June 2018, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction, cultural heritage and conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the areas around Sibelco mining roads in southern areas, Blaksley and Price anchorages, Big Canalpin Creek, Lamb and Macleay islands and marine navigation channels in southern Moreton Bay.

The aim of this burn is to protect cultural values, reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas.

This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the water, so it is important that boaties use caution when traveling around these areas.

Observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers, and do not enter closed areas.

All permits for closed areas are suspended for the duration of this closure. Commercial tour operators and other permit or agreement holders are not permitted to enter closed areas.

Last updated
13 June 2018