Planned burns | Brisbane City Council

Planned burns

Planned burning on Brisbane City Council land is used to maintain the health of forests and lessen the impact of wild fires. Council aims to reduce the amount of fire fuel, such as dead wood, by 75% over the 60 to 80% of the land being burned. Some areas of the forest are left untouched, which can be used by wildlife as a refuge and help re-establish vegetation in the burnt sections.

Managing fire is vital for protecting our homes and maintaining environmental habitats. Queensland's bushfire season traditionally runs from August to October/November each year, so it is important to be prepared. Find out where Council is conducting planned burns and how you can prepare your property ahead of the bushfire season.

Council staff involved in fire management activities are trained in bushland management, planned burning techniques, wildfire suppression and take care to minimise the impact to local wildlife

When burns will be held

Specific dates for burns can't be given, but neighbours adjoining the burn areas will be notified by letterbox drop. Notifications are posted on Council's Newsroom and also on our Facebook and Twitter pages on the day of a burn.

Most planned burns in Brisbane take place between February and August. Council staff use weather and air-quality forecasts to determine the best day for each planned burn.

Burns postponed due to poor weather conditions will be rescheduled.

2018 planned burn area map

Select a shaded area to find the reserve name, location and information relating to the burn area that is planned to take place this year.

As an alternative to the online map, the planned burn information is also included in a table below the map.

Suburb Reserve Locality Area Additional information
Doolandella Blunder Creek Reserve This burn is located along Blunder Road. 9 ha This burn may be conducted on a weekend to reduce impact on traffic.
Salisbury Toohey Forest This burn is located between Monash Road, the Grass Tree Track, Toohey Ridge Track and Tallowood Track and behind residences on Isabella Street. 16 ha The Grass Tree Track, Toohey Ridge Track and Tallowood Track may be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Carindale Belmont Hills Bushland This burn is located between Old Cleveland Rd and Ewer Street on the western side of the power easement. 22 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Tracks in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn. Old Cleveland Rd and the Gateway Mtwy may be affected by smoke. This burn will occur at night.
Holland Park Whites Hill Reserve This burn is located between Boundary Road, and the She-Oak, Ironbark and Mahogany Tracks. 16 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Tracks in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Chandler Tilley Road Park This burn is located in the reserve along Ring Road.  24 ha Local residences and sports complex may be affected by smoke.
Karawatha Karawatha Forest This burn is located near Acacia Rd picnic area and behind neighbour's properties. 16 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Tracks in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Nathan Toohey Forest This burn is located in Toohey Forest between the Toohey Road Picnic area and Canfield Street and between the Lophostomon Track and the Western Lookout. 12 ha The Lophostomon Track and Sandstone circuit will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Chermside West Raven Street Reserve The burn is located in the Raven Street Reserve along Rode Road and Raven Street. 3.5 ha Smoke may impact Rode Road. Tracks may be closed for up to two weeks following the burn.
Bald Hills Tinchi Tamba Wetlands This burn is located in Tinchi Tamba Wetlands at the end of Wyampa Road. 16 ha Tracks in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Grange Grange Forest Park This burn is located between Raymont Road and Blandford Street, The Grange. 2.4 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke.
Parkinson Parkinson Bushlands This burn is located between Mt Lindesay Highway and the Logan Motorway, Parkinson. 32 ha This burn may be conducted on a weekend to reduce impact on traffic.
Mt Coot-tha Mt Coot-tha Reserve This burn is located between Samuel Griffith Drive, Frogmouth Trail, Chapel Hill Trail and behind residences of Greenhood Street, Russell Terrace, Thea Court, Carinya Street, Blackstone Street, Lytham Street and Coverdale Street. 65 ha The Frogmouth Trail  and Chapel Hill Road Trail may be closed for up to two weeks after the burn. The Summit Lookout and Sir Samuel Griffith drive will be impacted by smoke.  Smoke will settle in lower areas overnight, including the Western Freeway and Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.  
Mt Coot-tha Mt Coot-tha Reserve This burn is located along Sir Samuel Griffith Drive between the Frogmouth Trail and the Citriodora Trail adjacent to the Mt Coot-tha Quarry and Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.   41 ha The Summit Lookout, Sir Samuel Giffith Drive will be impacted by smoke. Smoke will settle in lower areas overnight, including the Western Freeway and Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.   The Citriodora Trail and Frogmouth Trail may be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Mt Coot-tha Mt Coot-tha Reserve This burn is located along Sir Samuel Griffith Drive between the Summit Track and vicinity of Constitution Hill.   49 ha The Summit Track, Litchfield Track and Aboriginal Art Trail may be closed for up to two weeks after the burn. Smoke may impact Sir Samuel Griffith Drive.
Anstead Hawkesbury Road Nature Refuge This burn will take place in Primley Street Park in bushland between Primley Street and Moggill Conservation Reserve. 12 ha Tracks in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.Smoke will settle in lower areas overnight. 
Keperra Keperra Bushland This burn is located in the center of the reserve  adjacent to Cobalt Street. 30 ha Smoke may settle in lower areas overnight.  Surrounding tracks will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Mt Coot-tha Mt Coot-tha Forest This burn is located in Mt Coot-tha Forest between Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, The Kokoda Track and behind Peebles Place and Accrington Place residences.  This burn may be conducted in stages. 46 ha Cubberla Creek Trail and parts of the Bellbird Trail, Kamala Trail and Kokoda Trail will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Mt Coot-tha Mt Coot-tha Forest This burn is located between Quarry Trail and Greenmont Close and behind El Paso Drive residences. 26 ha Tracks in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn. Local residents includingBlue Care Nursing & Respite Centre at end of Davies Road, Bardon may be affected by smoke. This burn will be conducted in stages.
Mt Coot-tha Mt Coot-tha Forest This burn is located on Sir Samuel Griffith Drive between the Powerful Owl Trail and Brush Box Picnic Area, behind  Channel 7 and Channel 9. 20 ha Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Channel 9, Channel 7, Rangeview, Grey Gum & Brush Box picnic areas will all be impacted by smoke.  Tracks in the area will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Ashgrove Banks St Reserve This burn is located between Brown Parade and Weatherhead Avenue entry points and the trails connecting to the open space area.  3.1 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Tracks may be closed for up to 2 weeks.
Nathan Toohey Forest This burn is located in Toohey Forest between the Intercampus Link and adjacent State Land and Forest Court, Don Young Road and Innovations Court. 23 ha The Pacific Motorway and local bikeways will be impacted by smoke.
Burbank Brisbane Koala Bushlands This burn is located in Brisbane Koala Bushlands along Prout Road, Burbank. 36 ha Tracks in the area will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn. 
Burbank Brisbane Koala Bushlands  Forest This burn is located in Brisbane Koala Bushlands near Alperton Road. 22 ha Lomatia Track will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Burbank Brisbane Koala Bushlands This burn is located in the southern section of the reserve near Jenyns Court. 35 ha Smoke may affect residences to the north of this burn. Ignition will occur after 9am to reduce impact on traffic. Traffic control will be in place during the burn. Bikeway, walking tracks and picnic area will be affected.
Burbank Brisbane Koala Bushlands This burn is located near JC Trotter along Cherbon St, Cooee St and Mount Cotton Road. 15 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke.  Mount Cotton Rd may be affected by smoke - traffic control will be in place during the burn. This burn will occur on the weekend in the evening.
Karawatha Kuraby Bushland This burn is located behind residences along Rubicon Crescent and Chesterfield Crescent and along a narrow section next to the Gateway Motorway. 10 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Smoke may also impact the Gateway Motorway.
Hemmant Hemmant Quarry Reserve This burn is located at the junction of Fleming Rd and Wynnum Road. 6 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Tracks in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn. Wynnum Rd and Fleming Rd may be affected by smoke.
Boondall Boondall Wetlands The burn is located along Bicentennial Road.  26 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. This burn will take place at night. Smoke may impact on Gateway Motorway.
Chermside West John Goss Reserve This burn is located on the northern side of John Goss Reserve between Maundrell Terrace and Kenna Street and behind residences on Ashley Road.  4 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke.
Chermside West Raven Street Reserve This burn is located on the eastern side of the reserve between Waitara Street, Federation St, Shelgate St, Tyrone St and Rode Road.  7 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Tracks in the vicinity will be closed for up to two weeks after the burn.
Bracken Ridge Mensforth Bushland This burn is located between Quinlan St, Childs St and Carl Place. 5 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Smoke may impact on Gateway Motorway.
Seven Hills Seven Hills Reserve This burn is located next to Lossock Avenue, Seven Hills. 1 ha Smoke may settle in lower areas overnight.
Heathwood Dan Stiller Reserve The burn is located between Stapylton Road through to the residences on Wirewood Place, Spotted Gum, Acacia and Steelwood Streets and the Logan Motorway. 11 ha Local residences may be affected by smoke. Smoke may also impact the Logan Motorway and Stapylton Road. 
Mt Coot-tha Mt Coot-tha Reserve This burn is located along Sir Samuel Griffith Drive is between the Moggill Road Trail and the Python Trail, and Moggill Road, The Gap. 52 ha Moggill Road Trail, Python Trail and Boulder Trail may be closed for up to two weeks after the burn. Smoke will settle in lower areas overnight.

Protecting wildlife

To protect wildlife during a planned burn, Council:

  • aims to carry out cooler, less intense and slower burns with lower flames
  • excludes sensitive wildlife habitat from planned burn areas
  • burns in a mosaic/patchy manner
  • inspects sites for wildlife and clears around hollow bearing trees and important habitat features prior to burns
  • tries to ensure that wildlife has safe movement corridors if they need to move out of the area temporarily. 

More information

For more information on planned burns across Brisbane, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Regional Natural Environment Coordinator for your region.

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05 September 2018