Prescribed burn at Carey Gully

Date posted: 13 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Carey Gully on Tuesday 12 September 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn is likely to start at 11am and is expected to be completed by 6pm on Tuesday 12 September 2023.
  • The area to be burnt is 2.7 hectares on an Adelaide Hills Council road reserve and private land adjacent Greenhill Road between the towns of Uraidla and Carey Gully.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce fuel loads along Greenhill Road, which is a major arterial road during the event of a bushfire.
  • Greenhill Road will have traffic management in place while the burn is ignited.
  • The city-bound lane will be closed to provide a safe working area for fire crews.
  • A stop/slow system will be in place for the outbound lane during the burn operations.
  • Gully Road and Greenhill Road may have light smoke impacts.
  • 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 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.