Prescribed burn at Finger Point

Date posted: 16 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned at Finger Point Waste Water Treatment Plant, 3km north-west of Port Macdonnell in the Limestone Coast, Wednesday 17 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11:30am and should be complete by 4pm.
  • It will affect about 15.1 hectares within the property.
  • The objective of this burn is fuel reduction and to assist with weed control.
  • No road closures planned, however access may be restricted along the last section of Finger Point Road beyond the junction of Finger Point and Surfers Way, past the waste transfer station and look out.
  • Smoke from this burn is likely to impact Finger Point Road, west of Port Macdonnell.
  • The nearby coast walking trail along this road may also be impacted by smoke.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) with support from local CFS Volunteers, SA Water, South East Aboriginal Focus Group, and the Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance 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 if conditions change.

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