Prescribed burn at Belair National Park

Date posted: 04 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Belair National Park in the Mount Lofty Ranges on Friday 5 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12pm and is likely to be completed by 5pm on Friday 5 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 5.7 hectares on the eastern side of Belair National Park, behind Upper Sturt Primary School.
  • This burn aims to reduce the risks of bushfire affecting the school and private properties in the Upper Sturt community.
  • Internal roads in Belair National Park, including Cherry Plantation Road and Berri Werri Track, will be closed. The RSL walk and Adventure Loop walking trail will be partly affected. All impacted roads and trails will have warning signage.
  • Upper Sturt Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWSSA 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.

For the most up-to-date information and to find a list of planned prescribed burns, visit the DEW website.

You can also sign up to Fire Side e-news to receive updates on prescribed burns straight to your inbox.