Community service announcement Planned burn Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden, TANAWHA
  • Monday 22 August 2022
Planned burn map of burn area at Tanawha

Burn location: Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden, 33 Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha

Date: Tuesday August 23, 2022

Time: approximately between 9am to 5pm, weather dependent.

Details

A section of Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden (beside Wilson Road) will undergo a planned burn on Tuesday August 23, between 9am and 5pm, weather permitting, as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Bushfire Management Program.

A 2.1 hectare section is planned to be burnt and smoke impacts to surrounding residents and road users are expected to be minimal.

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

Park closure

Part of the reserve will be closed during burn operations and for at least a day following the burn. Please follow signage for your safety.

Smoke

Smoke from the fire will be closely monitored. It is not expected to significantly affect surrounding areas however will be noticed from the following roads:

  • Wilson Road
  • Cunning Road
  • Bruce Highway
  • Sippy Creek Road
  • Ilkley Road
  • Palm Creek Road
  • Foley Road
  • Elisabeth Valley Place
  • Smoke plumes may be noticed from further afield.

Planned burns help to

  • Reduce the amount of fuel on the ground before bushfire season
  • Lessen the intensity of any subsequent wildfires
  • 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 smoke to reduce visibility. 

Residual smoke may be experienced for up to one day.

More information on Council’s Bushfire Management Program is available at https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Bushland-Protection/Bushfire-Management