Beerburrum plantation remains closed

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Beerburrum plantation remains closed

Beerburrum plantation remains closed due to wet conditions

HQP's Beerburrum plantation forest will remain closed to public access due to sustained current and forecast rainfall. The situation will be reassessed on Wednesday, 25 May 2022.

The Beerburrum plantation extends from Landsborough in the north to Elimbah in the south, and from Woodford to Ningi and includes plantations in the Glasshouse Mountains area.

We appreciate this may be frustrating for people, however continued unlawful use during closures after even small amounts of rain at the moment, following the extremely wet conditions earlier in the year, is causing a great deal of damage to the road network that we are required to maintain.

A period of sustained dry weather will be required before plantations roads can be traversed safely and without causing further damage.

The status of the closures will be updated on the closure page on our website.

We are appealing to all recreation users to respect these closures so that safe and responsible access to the plantations can be restored as soon as possible.

Plantation forest closures fall under the Forestry Act 1959 and can be enforced by police, QPWS rangers and plantation officers. Fines for non-compliance currently range from $276 to almost $1,400.

We'd also like to remind people that driving through mud on plantations roads at any time is also unlawful and penalties apply.

State and local government-managed roads through plantations remain open unless otherwise indicated by closed gates, road signage or police.

Please refer to the Parks and Forests website www.parks.des.qld.gov.au for restrictions in relation to campgrounds and other areas managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in this area.

If you have an enquiry, please use the Contact Us form or call the nearest HQPlantations office, phone numbers are available on the same page or call our Head Office on 3882 8240.

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