Prescribed burn at Belair National Park

Date posted: 06 Dec. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned at Belair National Park (Saddle Hill Road) in the Mt Lofty Ranges on Wednesday 7 December, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12.30pm and is likely to be completed by 7.00pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 6.4 hectares in the north east corner of Belair National Park along Saddle Hill Road and just south of Sheoak Road.
  • This burn is planned to reduce fuels and the risk of bushfire spreading east from the reserve.
  • Access along Saddle Hill Road in Belair National Park will be restricted during the burn operations. The car park at gate 11 will be closed. Detours will be in place for the Adventure Loop trail. Visitors may enter and exit the national park from gate 11 using Queen's Jubilee Drive.
  • Smoke could impact Sheoak Road.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhances 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.

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