More planned burns for the Hinterland

ANOTHER planned hazard reduction burn will be happening within the Springbrook National Park area today.

It comes as the Gold Coast braces for what could be one of our worst bushfire seasons in years.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service says the burns in the Numinbah Valley area are part of the annual conservation management program for parks and forests.


They warn some smoke may be seen in the Springbrook, Advancetown and Beechmont areas.

The aim of the low-intensity burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the park.

They claim this will help reduce the intensity of wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.