Prescribed burn at Kulliparu Conservation Park

Date posted: 09 Sep. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for the North West corner of Kulliparu Conservation Park to the east of Port Kenny, on the west of Eyre Peninsula on Friday 10 September 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 2 pm and should be complete by 10 pm.
  • It will affect about 500 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce the fuel load in the landscape to create a buffer within the park and reduce the likelihood of fire moving through the landscape.
  • The burn will produce a significant amount of smoke which is normal for burns of this size.
  • Smoke will likely be visible from the Flinders Highway in the vicinity of Port Kenny and from the Pygery-Port Kenny Road.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day following the burn.
  • 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.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.