Prescribed burn at Hale Conservation Park

Date posted: 06 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Hale Conservation Park, near Williamstown, on Sunday 8 October 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 11am and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Sunday 8 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 17.9 hectares within the park, off Warren Road, 1km from Williamstown.
  • The burn aims to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time. Warren Road will have speed restrictions and traffic management in place for the duration of the burn. Circuit Trail, the only walking track within Hale Conservation Park, will be closed for the duration of the operation.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWS South Australia 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.