Prescribed burn at Belair National Park

Date posted: 19 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Belair National Park on Monday 22 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11.30am and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Monday 22 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 12 hectares in the south-eastern section of the park adjacent to Upper Sturt Road and Melville Gully Road.
  • The objective of the burn is to create a low-fuel area to reduce the risk of bushfires affecting homes and businesses in Upper Sturt.
  • Sections of Melville Gully Road, Warri Parri Ridge Track and Malura Track - all of which are within the park - will be closed throughout the burn.
  • Smoke may be visible from Upper Sturt Road.
  • Smoke and fire activity may be observed in the days following the burn.
  • 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.

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