Prescribed burn at Belair National Park

Date posted: 21 Nov. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Belair National Park on Wednesday 22 November, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12pm and is likely to be completed by 4pm on Wednesday 22 November.
  • The area to be burnt is 4.4 hectares on the southern side of the park, between Upper Sturt Road and The Valley Drive.
  • This is part of a series of burns in the area aiming to create a strategic fuel-reduced zone to lower the risk of bushfire spreading through Belair National Park and affecting properties in Upper Sturt and surrounding communities.
  • No roads will be closed, but the Adventure Loop walking trail in the park, adjacent Upper Sturt Road, may be closed between the Nookoo and Kaloola Tracks.
  • Upper Sturt Road and Footts Hill Road will be affected by smoke. Smoke may impact the suburb of Belair.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until it is safe.

NPWS SA 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.