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Planned burns in the Hinchinbrook region

Hinchinbrook Island National Park – Planned Burn

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a planned burn within the Southern end of Hinchinbrook Island National Park on Thursday 23 September 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 Lucinda area.

Goold Island National Park – Planned Burn

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a planned burn within the Goold Island National Park near Cardwell (on the Western side of the island) on Thursday 23 September 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 region especially around Goold Island.

The aim of these burns is to reduce the volume of fuels to protect infrastructure on the national park, 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 road and on the water, so it is important that motorists and vessel masters drive safely to the conditions.

People in the area with medical conditions affected by smoke are encouraged to take appropriate precautions.

For more information, please call the North Tropical Coast Marine Parks office of QPWS on 4778 5378.

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