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The wildfires that have affected much of Australia these past months didn’t spare the Great Sandy National Park either. Both the K’gari (Fraser Island) and Cooloola sections of the park experienced wildfire events during this time, including one wildfire on the island and five wildfires within Cooloola.(more…)
Queensland Parks and Wildfire Service, Coastal and Islands region recently conducted their annual fire management workshop at Rainbow Beach. The annual fire refresher training programme was attended by staff working across the Great Sandy National Park (K’gari and Cooloola) and Marine Parks in the Great Sandy Area, with a traditional Welcome to Country delivered by Mr Boyd Blackman. (more…)
A state-wide ‘I-zone’ initiative for the protection of ‘at risk’ private infrastructure on boundary interfaces with QPWS tenure provided funding for a review of the current firebreaks on Fraser Island (K’gari). This provided an opportunity to upgrade the main firebreaks used for protection of critical community infrastructure, life and property within the urban interfaces around townships, residential areas, resorts, QPWS bases and high population visitor nodes.