Planned burn Jill Chamberlain Bushland Reserve, Caloundra Rd LITTLE MOUNTAIN
  • Tuesday 13 September 2022
Little Mountain Planned Burn

Burn location: Jill Chamberlain Bushland Reserve, Caloundra Rd, Little Mountain

Date: Wednesday September 14, 2022

Time: approximately between 9am to 7pm, weather dependent.

Details

A section of Jill Chamberlain Bushland Reserve will undergo a planned burn on Wednesday September 14, between 9am and 7pm, weather permitting, as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Bushfire Management Program.

 A 5.7 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:

  • Caloundra Road
  • Bellvista Boulevard
  • Sugarbag Road
  • Mon Terre Drive
  • Vaymont Place
  • Winchester Road
  • Ridgewood Road
  • Ironbark Road
  • Oakwood Street
  • Pinewood Street
  • Stradbroke Drive
  • Bellcarra Place
  • Renosa Place
  • Parklands Boulevard
  • Village Way
  • Pierce Avenue
  • 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