Prescribed burn at Hale Conservation Park

Date posted: 03 May 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for along Warren Road within Hale Conservation Park, approximately 3km south-east of Williamstown, on Tuesday 4 May 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1 pm and should be complete by 3 pm.
  • It will affect about 3.7 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is 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.
  • Traffic control will be in place on Warren Road: the speed limit will be reduced and traffic will be restricted to one lane.
  • Walking tracks within Hale CP will be closed.
  • Warren Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn and will be patrolled until it is safe.

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

NPWS 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.