Smoke from Cooloola Recreation Area

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a planned burn within the Poverty Point camping area on Wednesday 3 June 2015 at 11:00, 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 Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay areas.

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 the Rainbow Beach office of QPWS on 5486 9900.

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