Planned burn on North Stradbroke Island

PLANNED BURN: Seqwater conducts a planned burn. Photo: Seqwater
PLANNED BURN: Seqwater conducts a planned burn. Photo: Seqwater

A PLANNED burn will be conducted on North Stradbroke Island between May 18 and 23.

A Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service spokesperson said it would be done on protected land north of Alfred Martin Way.

The burn is part of the annual hazard reduction and conservation management program for parks and forests.

“​As a result, smoke may be seen in the Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout areas,” the spokesperson said.

“The aim of this burn is to 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.”

Motorists are advised to drive safely to the changing conditions as smoke could decrease visibility on roads.​