Bushfire management
  • Last updated:
  • 05 Jan 2021

Council's bushfire management plans help protect and maintain ecosystems in the Sunshine Coast's 6,758 hectares of bushland reserves, and our Bushland Reserve Network Fire Management Guidelines[4334KB] have been developed to identify the range of bushfire management issues relevant to council and the actions required to address them.

We currently undertake a number of activities to reduce the risk of bushfires including:

  • making and maintaining a network of fire trails across the region for emergency vehicle access in the event of bushfires
  • assessing the bushfire risk from council reserves to nearby properties
  • some burning to reduce fuel loads and maintain the nature found in the reserve
  • mapping of planned and unplanned fires across the reserve network, and
  • supporting the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service as required in wildfire events.

Fire management plans

Council prepares fire management plans for larger council reserves.

Completed 2020 prescribed burns

  • Caloundra - Ben Bennett Bushland Park
  • Glass House Mountains - Glass House Mountains Environment Reserve (Mount Ngungun east)
  • Peachester - London Creek Environmental Reserve
  • Pelican Waters - Lamerough Creek West Environment Reserve (northern burn)
  • Pelican Waters - Lamerough Creek West Environment Reserve (southern burn)
  • Tanawha - Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

Upcoming prescribed burns

Watch this space for details of upcoming prescribed burns.


Threats to life and property should be directed to Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (call 000).

General queries relating to the burn please contact council.

For details about other ways council is managing our natural environment, view the Environment and Liveability Strategy.

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