Prescribed burn at Piccadilly

Date posted: 11 Nov. 2019

A prescribed burn is planned in the Cleland Conservation Park at Piccadilly in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 2pm on Tuesday, 12 November and should be complete by 7pm that day.
  • The burn will affect 4.2 hectares of land on the Eurilla Track, to the east of Mt Lofty Summit. The area affected is between Summit Road and Sprigg Road and includes some private land.
  • 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.
  • Eurilla Track and the Heysen Trail will be closed to the public between Sprigg Road and Mount Lofty Summit for the duration of the burn.
  • Both roads might also be affected by smoke. Smoke might also be visible to people visiting the summit and the Cleland Wildlife Park.
  • This burn aims to reduce the risk of bushfire affecting properties in the 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.

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