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9 May, 2021

Planned burn for Eungella National Park May 10 - 15

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships (QPWS&P) will be conducting planned aerial burning within Eungella National Park in vicinity of Mackay Eungella Road and Netherdale on Monday, May 10 through to Saturday, May 15, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

Photo: Adam Creed

As a result, smoke may be seen in the Eungella, Netherdale and Finch Hatton township areas.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the park.

This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads so it is important that motorists in smoke affected areas drive safely to the conditions. Visitors and nearby residents should close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory illness.

For more information, please call Mackay office of QPWS on 4999 8591.

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