Redland City Council – along with the Macleay Island Rural Fire Brigade – is intending to undertake hazard reduction burns at six Macleay Island locations from Tuesday 11 June to Friday 14 June, depending on weather conditions throughout the period.
The first two locations will be burned today (Tuesday 11 June), starting at about 10.30am:
Cow Bay Conservation Area (77–95 Beelong Street), Macleay Is – approx. one hectare
15-25 Kardinia Street, Macleay Is - approx. one hectare in size
Winds are forecasted from the south-west direction in the morning, so smoke may affect areas to the north-east of these burn sites.
These four locations will follow throughout the week (weather permitting):
1-25 Balaka Street, Macleay Is
16-18 Benowa Street, Macleay Is
14 Kestrel Street, Macleay Is
28-34 Southsea Terrace, Macleay Is
Preparation of the sites is being undertaken in the leading up to the burns, including clearing around significant logs and trees. Crews will be staying on the island throughout the period to mop-up after each burn and ensure the sites are completely extinguished.
Traffic management plans will be in place for each site along with traffic control.
All attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work. Stay safe during smoky conditions by following these tips from Queensland Health:
· Avoid physical activity outdoors.
· If you have a heart or lung condition, rest and follow your treatment plan.
· People with asthma should keep their medication close and follow treatment plans.
· Stay indoors and keep windows closed.
These planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel – which will assist with hazard reduction – and provide conditions essential for native regeneration.
If you require further details of the planned burn, please visit www.redland.qld.gov.au
or contact Council on 3829 8999.