Prescribed burn at Cleland National Park

Date posted: 25 Nov. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned at Cleland National Park in the Mt Lofty Ranges on Friday, 25 November, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 3:30pm and is likely to be completed by 6:30pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 7.3 hectares of land in within the park, adjacent to the Cleland Wildlife Park carpark.
  • The burn aims to provide a low fuel area to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting on Cleland Wildlife Park and strengthen strategic control lines for fires burning into or out of Cleland National Park.
  • The Cleland Wildlife Park entrance road is likely to be impacted by smoke.
  • No walking trails will be closed.
  • Smoke may be visible from Greenhill Road, the South Eastern Freeway, Mt Lofty Summit Road and nearby walking trails.

NPWS 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 if conditions change.