Prescribed burn at Marion Bay

Date posted: 06 Apr. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned at Marion Bay between Willyama Drive and Lowan Drive along the Yorke Highway, on Wednesday 7 April 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30am on Wednesday, 7 April and is expected to be completed by 7:00 pm that evening.
  • It will affect about 5.9 hectares of land between Willyama Drive and Lowan Drive, southwest of the caravan park
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel loads on the western side of Marion Bay to limit the impact of a bushfire.
  • Speed restrictions will be in place on the Yorke Highway - the public are required to give way to emergency vehicles.
  • A significant amount of smoke will be produced which is normal for burns in Coastal mallee.
  • The Yorke Highway and local roads in the area of the burn will be affected by smoke.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) on behalf of the Yorke Peninsula Council. Local CFS brigades have been invited to attend. 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.

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.