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Prescribed burn at Belair National Park

Date posted: 10 Mar 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Belair National Park located along Queen Jubilee Drive and Waterfall Hike Trail, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Friday 11 March 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 1pm and is expected to be complete by 8pm.
  • It will affect about 4.2 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuels in a strategic Buffer Zone, designed to reduce the risk of bushfire spreading across the reserve.
  • Access along Queen Jubilee Drive in Belair National Park will be limited during the burn operations.
  • Waterfall Hike Trail within the Belair National Park will be closed during the burn.
  • Sheoak 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.

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.