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Hinchinbrook Island National Park – Planned Burn

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a planned burn within Barra Castle and Mount Pitt areas on Hinchinbrook Island between Wednesday 4 August 2021 and Thursday 5 August 2021, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen within the Region.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels 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 within the Shire, so it is important that motorists 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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