Prescribed burn at Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park

Date posted: 18 May 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for the eastern side Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, at D'Estrees Bay on Kangaroo Island on Wednesday 19 May 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30 am and should be complete by 6 pm.
  • It will affect about 50.9 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to maintain the Bushfire Buffer Zone within Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, along D'Estrees Bay Road to maintain a reduced fuel load to reduce bushfire risk within and adjacent the reserve.
  • KI Council will be on site and manage traffic along D'Estrees Bay Road.
  • No road closures, however traffic will be managed if smoke impacts road visibility.
  • There is the potential for visibility to be reduced at times along D'Estrees Bay Road and possible smoke impact on dwellings along D'Estrees Bay Road and Osmanli Road.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS. 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.