Prescribed burn at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Date posted: 15 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for the southern side of the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park in the Mt Lofty Ranges adjacent Flagstaff Hill Primary School, Tuesday 16 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12 noon and should be complete by 6pm.
  • It will affect about 5.5 hectares within the park.
  • The objective is to reduce the fuel hazard in the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park to provide protection to neighbouring properties in the event of a bushfire as well as maintain the endangered Grey Box Grassy woodland.
  • Wattle Walking Trail and Witawirra Track will be closed until fire is declared safe.
  • Residential streets in the Flagstaff Hill area between Black Road to the south, Broadmeadow Drive to the north and Flagstaff Road to the west may be impacted by smoke.
  • Based on wind forecasts, we do not anticipate that Flagstaff Hill Primary School will be impacted by smoke.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) with local CFS Volunteers. 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.