Prescribed burn at Cooltong Conservation Park

Date posted: 11 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Cooltong Conservation Park, near Renmark, on Thursday 12 October 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 3pm and is likely to be completed by 9pm on Thursday 12 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 210 hectares within the park north of Centre Track, 3km northwest of Renmark Airport. Aircraft will be used to help ignite the burn.
  • The burn aims to reduce fuel loads to protect the park, Renmark Airport and the Cooltong community.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time, affecting the western Cooltong area. The Cooltong Entrance Track will be closed south of the Centre Track for the duration of the burn.
  • 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 if conditions change.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.