Prescribed burn at Horsnell Gully

Date posted: 16 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Stonyfell Quarry, Horsnell Gully, on Tuesday 17 October 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1pm and is likely to be completed by 7pm on Tuesday 17 October 2023.
  • The area to be burnt is 4.6 hectares on private land at Stonyfell Quarry, adjacent Coach Road and Horsnell Gully Conservation Park.
  • This is a strategic fuel-reduction burn aiming to reduce the risk of bushfire spreading through the Horsnell Gully area and impacting properties in Ashton and Greenhill.
  • There will be no road closures, but walkers and bike riders should not enter the Stonyfell Quarry area and should avoid using the Coach Road fire track.
  • Smoke is unlikely to affect any roads.
  • The main burn will be completed by 7:00pm, however glowing embers will be visible throughout the evening. Smoke may be visible for several days after the burn.

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.