Community & Business

22 April, 2023

Planned burns to start

A SERIES of planned burns by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducted within the Little Mulgrave National Park commencing this month and through to July 2023, weather permitting

Planned burns to start - feature photo

.The planned burns are part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for northern parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in and around the surrounding areas of Goldsborough Valley, Little Mulgrave, Barrine and Tinaroo township.

The aim of the planned burns is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to help create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas to reduce the intensity and severity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is import-ant that motorists drive safely and accordingly to the current conditions.

For more information, please call the QPWS Cairns Management Unit office on 0457 518 968


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