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Prescribed burn at Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Date posted: 11 Nov 2019

A prescribed burn is planned at Mt Lofty Botanic Garden in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 4pm on Tuesday, 12 November and should be complete by 8pm that day.
  • The burn will affect 1.5 hectares of land south of the botanic garden, between Constance Avenue and Katharine Grove. The area is about 2km west of Piccadilly and 3km north-east of Crafers.
  • A small amount of smoke and some fire activity within the burn area may be observed for several days but the site will be patrolled during this period.
  • Constance Avenue and Katharine Grove will both be reduced to one lane during the operation.
  • This burn aims to reduce the risk of bushfire affecting properties in the Crafers area.

The burn will be carried out by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the local CFS brigade has been invited to attend. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

The objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire. It is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning planned to protect communities and assets at risk.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAEnvirWater on Twitter.

A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.