Bushfire Management

Councils bushfire management program helps to protect and maintain ecosystems in the regions council managed land.

This page is for information on council planned burns, for information on local laws on backyard fires or smoke nuisance visit neighbourhood concerns & disputes.

Planned Burn Program

All burns are dependent on weather, temperature, wind, and resourcing so exact dates cannot be provided. Instead, council will contact impacted residents via letter drop and a notification will be placed on councils Facebook page.

Upcoming planned burns 2023

To view maps of the planned burns please see files at the bottom of the page


Name / Title

Area (ha)

Tin Can Bay

Scullett Drive part Lot: 15 SP: 153716 - COMPLETED


Tin Can Bay

Riflefish Road part Lot 69 CP910971


Cooloola Cove

Billabong Park part Lot 753 RP 174254


Cooloola Cove

Cooloola Cove Sewerage Treatment Plant - COMPLETED


Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach Sports Ground part Lot 6 CP 894551


Rainbow Beach

Double Island Drive part Lot 26 MCH 4935



Gunalda Waste Management Facility



McDowall Street Lot 2 SP 285926 - COMPLETED



32 Balkin Street - COMPLETED



Harvey Siding Rd Lot 133 MCH 5350


Victory Heights

Belvedere Rd part Lot 19 SP 299683



Imbil Sewerage Treatment Plant


Why does council do planned burns?

Controlled burns reduce the impact and intensity of a bushfire by removing naturally occurring the fuel like dead wood, leaf litter, bark, and shrubs in the environment.

Who does the burns?

Council works with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service to conduct planned burns. A planned burn is conducted under specified weather conditions by trained fire-fighters using specific lighting patterns and resources to meet burn objectives.

Community Safety

We are committed to the safety of the community, in relation to fire and smoke:

  • report any threats to life and property, call 000 (triple zero)
  • any residents affected by smoke are advised to close windows and doors, utilise air-conditioning and keep respiratory medication close at hand. Seek medical advice if you are susceptible to smoke impacts
  • as a precaution, road users are advised to drive to suit conditions as smoke can reduce visibility
  • further health information can be found on the Queensland Health website

Planned Burns 2023

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