Hazard reduction burn

In accordance with State Legislation, a prescribed hazard reduction burn will be conducted on Lavarack Close Training Area which will generate smoke over the period 16th to 29th May 2023.

A smoke haze may be evident for days after the burn.

Planned hazard reduction burns are conducted for a range of purpose, including to:

  • Reduce the likelihood and severity of bushfires on the training area and surrounding areas
  • Improve ecosystem health and resilience.

The ADF thanks the public for their patience and cooperation while this essential operation is being conducted.

Enquiries regarding the Lavarack Close Training Area should be directed to:

Range Control Officer

Mount Stuart Training Area

Angus Smith Drive

Douglas QLD 4814

Phone: (07) 4772 9829

Email: msta.rc@defence.gov.au



16 May 2023 – 29 May 2023


Lavarack Close Training Area