Prescribed burn at Lake Hawdon South Conservation Park

Date posted: 18 May 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Lake Hawdon South Conservation Park, 15km east of Robe, south of and adjacent to Old Naracoorte Road in the Lower Limestone Coast on Thursday 19 May 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 10:45am and is expected to be complete by 8pm.
  • It will affect about 428 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce the potential of the entire park burning in a single fire event and minimise risk to surrounding landowners.
  • No roads will be closed during the prescribed burn operation. Smoke hazard signs will be in place to warn road users.
  • Old Naracoorte Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn which will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWS 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.