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Prescribed burn at Lake Hawdon South Conservation Park

Date posted: 27 May 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for Lake Hawdon South Conservation Park, 15km east of Robe in the Limestone Coast region on Friday 28 May 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30 am and should be complete by 9 pm.
  • It will affect about 300 hectares within the park.
  • This burn is to complete the main burn following edge burning last week.
  • The objective of the burn is landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event. The burn is important to the ecological values of the wetland to manage and control the development of Melaleuca shrublands.
  • Old Naracoorte / Robe Road may be impacted by smoke. Smoke warning signage will be installed on the road.
  • 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. 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.

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.