Prescribed burn at Para Wirra Conservation Park

Date posted: 05 May 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for along the eastern boundary of Para Wirra Conservation Park, adjacent to Humbug Scrub Road, south-west of Williamstown, in the greater Barossa region on Thursday 6 May 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1 pm and should be complete by 6 pm.
  • It will affect about 2.9 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting the Wirra Campsite.
  • The speed limit on Humbug Scrub Road will be reduced.
  • Tree Creeper Loop Trail within Para Wirra CP will be closed for the duration of the burn.
  • Humbug Scrub 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 by NPWS 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.