Prescribed burn at Hambidge Wilderness Area

Date posted: 06 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Hambidge Wilderness Area on Wednesday 6 September, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1pm and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Wednesday 6 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 100 hectares on the northern boundary about 28km north-east of Lock.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • No roads will be affected but the north-western section of the park should not be accessed by visitors.
  • Smoke is unlikely to affect any roads.

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. For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAEnvirWater on X (formerly Twitter).

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