Prescribed burn at Kay Native Forest Reserve (Southeast)

Date posted: 05 Apr. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Kay Native Forest Reserve in the state’s southeast on Wednesday, 5 April, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11:00am on Wednesday 5 April and is likely to be completed by 8:00pm.
  • The area to be burnt is 58.1 hectares of land within the reserve, three kilometres south of Mount Burr, opposite the Millicent Golf Club.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole reserve burning in a single bushfire event.
    There will be no public access to Kay Native Forest Reserve during the burn.
  • Golf Course Road and Logging Track will be impacted by smoke at times throughout the day given the prevailing wind direction. Traffic management will be in place along Golf Course Road and Logging
    Track during the operation.

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.

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