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Prescribed burn at Talisker Conservation Park

Date posted: 06 Apr 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for Talisker Conservation Park, South-West the township of Silverton and South-East of Cape Jervis, near Talisker and Rarkang Roads on the lower Fleurieu Peninsula, on Wednesday 7 April 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:45am and should be complete by 6pm.
  • It will affect about 14.2 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel to protect private residential properties along Rarkang Road.
  • Rarkang Road and Talisker Road in Silverton may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke may remain visible in the area for a couple of days.
  • Talisker Road will be restricted to local traffic only.

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