Planned burn Mountain Creek and Buderim
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021
Mountain Creek Burn

Planned burn Mountain Creek and Buderim

Burn location: Mountain Creek Conservation Area (Nature Refuge) MOUNTAIN CREEK and Mooloolah River National Park - BUDERIM

Date and time: Starting Wednesday 23 June at 11am and finishing on Thursday 24 June 2021

Details

A section of Mountain Creek Conservation Area (Nature Refuge), Mountain Creek and Mooloolah River National Park, Buderim will undergo a prescribed burn, starting Wednesday 23 June at 11am and finishing on Thursday 24 June 2021.

The planned burn is weather dependent and will be conducted by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

Access to the reserve will be closed for the duration of the burn.

Smoke from the fire will be closely monitored. Residents are advised to minimise any potential impacts by closing windows and doors, keeping respiratory medication close at hand and brining laundry inside.

 Some nearby roads may be impacted by smoke and motorists are advised to drive to the conditions.

 Smoke can be expected in immediate areas surrounding Mountain Creek, including the following roads: 

  • Sunshine Motorway
  • Kawana Way
  • Dixon Road
  • Claymore Road
  • Power Road
  • Glenfields Boulevard.

Smoke plumes may be noticed from further afield.

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

Planned burns

  • help to reduce the amount of fuel on the ground before bushfire season
  • help to lessen the intensity of any subsequent wildfires
  • help 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 reduced visibility. 

Residual smoke may be experienced for up to two days.