Planned burn Armstrongs Environment Reserve, DIAMOND VALLEY

A section of Armstrongs Environment Reserve will undergo a planned burn on Tuesday May 9, between 9am and 6pm, weather permitting, as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Bushfire Management Program.

 
Planned burn Armstrongs Environment Reserve, DIAMOND VALLEY

Burn location: Armstrongs Environment Reserve, Moooloolah Meadows Drive, Diamond Valley

Date: Tuesday May 9, 2023

Time: approximately between 9am to 6pm, weather dependent.

Details

A section of Armstrongs Environment Reserve will undergo a planned burn on Tuesday May 9, between 9am and 6pm, weather permitting, as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Bushfire Management Program.

A 2-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:

  • Neill Road
  • Clancy Court
  • Leafy Lane
  • Raintree Close
  • Mooloolah Meadows Drive
  • River View Court
  • Mountaindale Court
  • Mossy Bank Road
  • Perrins Road
  • Cogdens Road
  • Logwoods Road
  • The Pinch Lane
  • Diamond Valley Road
  • Cumner Road
  • Harris Road
  • Shady Lane
  • 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
  • maintain and support 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.

The burn will be conducted by council (with assistance from the Rural Fire Service) under a permit to light fire issued to council from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

More information on Council’s Bushfire Management Program is available on our Bushfire Management page