In the coming months, depending on conditions, a prescribed burns program may be undertaken to reduce the bushfire hazard in Logan’s parks and reserves.
Logan City Council’s Prescribed Burn Program aims to reduce the bushfire hazard by working in partnership with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Parks and Wildlife to undertake planned burns on council-owned land and state-controlled land.
The objective of prescribed burn is to reduce the fuel hazard rating in bushfire-prone areas by slowly burning off undergrowth in controlled conditions, allowing fauna to escape.
An added benefit is that they improve forest health by promoting natural regeneration of local plant communities.
The burns are usually conducted from April through to July but this time may be extended if there are favourable seasonal conditions.
If you live in a property that directly adjoins a park where a prescribed burn is to take place you will receive a notification in the mail. The Council website also features a full list of planned burns for the year.
Social media and the Council website will be used to provide wider-reaching communications leading up to a prescribed burn.