Prescribed burn at Giles Conservation Park

Date posted: 18 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Giles Conservation Park, about 1km west of Ashton, on Friday 27 October 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 10:15am and is likely to be completed by 7pm on Friday 27 October 2023.
  • The area to be burnt is 11.3 hectares within the park.
  • This is part of a series of burns in the area aiming to reduce the risk of bushfire spreading through the Giles Conservation Park and impacting on properties in Ashton and surrounding communities.
  • No roads or trails will be closed.
  • The Heysen Trail forms part of the park’s northern boundary and will remain open throughout the burn. Signage will be in place and walkers will be escorted through the site if necessary.
  • Smoke may impact Woods Hill Road.
  • 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 if conditions change.

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