The Schrinner Council is preparing for bushfire season with the city’s planned burn schedule now underway.

The 2024 program kicked off at the Boondall Wetlands on Sunday 9 June, encompassing 28 hectares between the Gateway Motorway and Paperbark Drive.

Another planned burn will take place starting today until Saturday 15th June at the Mount Coot-tha reserve, weather permitting.

Council manages more than 10,000 hectares of bushland and natural areas across Brisbane and has undertaken 80 planned burns impacting over 1,300 hectares since 2018.

More than 100 trained staff are employed by Council, operating 20 four-wheel drive light attack firefighting units.

Council’s investment in fire preparedness also includes fire trail construction, fire management plans, managing vegetation and maintaining fire access tracks and trials.

Locals can also attend bushfire information and awareness workshops that are facilitated by Council and funded by Get Ready Queensland.

Further burn locations are yet to be announced.

Council will advise the community of each planned burn ahead of time via a Community Service Announcement.

Residents can be prepared for Bushfires with simple steps like:

  • Having a bushfire survival plan
  • Tidying up yards, gutters, and overhanging branches
  • Preparing an emergency kit ready and accessible

For more information on planned burns or bushfire safety, visit