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1 June, 2021

Planned burns in local national parks

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a planned burn in the vicinity of Mackay Eungella Road, Eungella National Park, and Ball Bay Road and Kippen Drive, Cape Hillsborough National Park.

To prevent bushfire risk, burns are being conducted locally

The burns will take place from Thursday June 3 to Saturday June 5, 2021 - weather permitting -  as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the Netherdale and Eungella National Park area, and in the Cape Hillsborough National Park area.

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

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 drive safely to the conditions.

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


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