Moreton Bay Regional Council’s bushfire preparations

Moreton Bay Regional Council will commence preparations for the bushfire season with 35 hazard reduction burns planned between now and early September.

Council Spokesperson for Disaster Preparedness, Peter Flannery said Council was working closely with the fire service and local community to help reduce the risk of grass or bushfires this year.

“We’ve been sending letters out to residents, installing burn signage and a Moreton Alert will also be sent out to adjoining residents ahead of the planned burn schedule,” he said.

“No one should be complacent about what this season can bring and residents should prepare themselves and their properties for the bushfire season.

“A planned program of burns is undertaken to reduce fuel load on council land, and assist landowners residing near council-owned land.

“A wildlife spotter is also on site before, during and after the burn to ensure the safety of all fauna.”

Deputy Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Matt Constance said council provided as much notice as possible to assist local residents with asthma or those sensitive to smoke via the MoretonAlert text message service.

“If you haven’t signed up to MoretonAlert yet, now is the time,” he said.

“We encourage people to be aware of planned burns in their local area.

“Information is available on council’s website including maps of planned burn sites.”

For more information about council planned burns in your area, please visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au or contact council on (07) 3205 0555.

Maps to all council burns can be found at this link council burns.

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