Planned burn Mountain Creek Conservation Area, Mountain Creek
  • Wednesday 15 June 2022
Mountain Creek Planned Burn 2022

Burn location: Mountain Creek Conservation Area, near Candlebark Ct and Coho Ct, Mountain Creek

Date: Thursday June 16, 2022

Time: approximately between 10am to 5pm, weather dependent.

Details

A section of Mountain Creek Conservation Area will undergo a planned burn on Thursday June 16, between 10am and 5pm, weather permitting, as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Bushfire Management Program.

A 2.4 hectare section of the reserve 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:

  • Glenfields Boulevard
  • Coho Court
  • Tilapia Court
  • Boccaccio Court
  • Gourami Court
  • Malabar Court
  • Sweetbrush Place
  • Japonica Court
  • Candlebark Court
  • Whitewood Court
  • Sunburst Court
  • Fernleigh Cresent
  • Lurnea Cresent
  • Birch Street
  • Munbilla Close
  • Araluen Close
  • Pinari Court
  • Coomoo Cresent
  • Loang Court
  • Kristen Close
  • Madison Close
  • Mountain Creek Road
  • Karawatha Drive
  • Sunshine Motorway
  • 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