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Prescribed burn at Hale Conservation Park

Date posted: 23 Nov. 2020

A prescribed burn is planned at Hale Conservation Park, Williamstown, Tuesday 24 November, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30 am and should be complete by 6:30 pm.
  • It will affect about 29.8 hectares within the park.
  • This burn is located along Warren Road within Hale Conservation Park, approximately 3km south-east of Williamstown.
  • The burn aims to reduce fuel adjacent to Warren Road to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting on this road which is an arterial road for the township of Williamstown.
  • The burn will also reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Walking tracks within Hale Conservation Park will be closed.
  • Traffic control will be in place on Warren Road: the speed limit will be reduced and traffic will be restricted to one lane.
  • Warren Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may remain visible in the area for several days but the burn site will be patrolled by NPWSSA fire crews over this period.

The burn will be carried out by NPWSSA as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn programme. Local CFS brigades have been invited to attend. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWSSA’s statewide program of prescribed burns helps limit the spread and intensity of bushfires, protects communities and enhances biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land.

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.