Prescribed burns at Mountain Creek and Currimundi
  • Monday 08 August 2016

If you see smoke near the Mountain Creek Conservation Area, Mountain Creek on Tuesday, August 9 or Lilac Park, Currimundi on Wednesday, August 10, don’t be alarmed. 

Council’s Natural Area Fire Management team will be undertaking prescribed burns, weather permitting.

The burn area at Mountain Creek Conservation Area is 1.5 hectares and will take place from 10am – 6pm. Smoke may be seen in the local streets and from the Sunshine Motorway.

At Lilac Park the burn area includes two 1.5 hectare sections and will be undertaken between 10am – 6pm. As a result, smoke may be visible around local streets in the area as well as from Nicklin Way.

The aim of the burns is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the reserve.

Doing this will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires if they were to occur and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.