Prescribed burn at Belair National Park

Date posted: 22 Nov. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Belair National Park on Thursday 23 November, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10 15am and is likely to be completed by 5pm on Thursday 23 November.
  • The area to be burnt is 15.5 hectares between Queen Jubilee Drive and
    Saddle Hill Road in the north-east corner of the park.
  • This burn will extend the fuel reduction buffer zone and improve overall landscape protection in the park.
  • The burn will lower the risk of bushfire spreading through the park and
    affecting properties on Sheoak Road and in the surrounding communities.
  • Thelymitra Track walking trail will be closed throughout the burn.
  • Sheoak Road and Queens Jubilee Drive will likely be impacted by smoke.
  • 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.