Prescribed burn at Cleland National Park

Date posted: 24 May 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Cleland National Park, in the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges, on Monday 27 May, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 10.30am on Monday 27 May and is likely to be completed by 6:00pm that evening.
  • The area to be burnt is 13.6 hectares along the northern boundary of the park adjacent to the southern side of Greenhill Road, Greenhill.
  • It is an asset protection zone burn to minimise a bushfire exiting the park and impacting the suburb of Greenhill and provide strategic fuel reduction zone along the northern boundary of Cleland National Park.
  • Greenhill Road will have partial closure (restricted to one lane) between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm on the day of the burn. Access will still be provided however delays are expected. No internal park tracks will be closed.
  • Greenhill Road is likely to be impacted by smoke.
  • 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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