Prescribed burn at Loechel Scrub

Date posted: 10 May 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for private land at Loechel Scrub south of the Lucindale Country Club, approximately 4km east of the Lucindale township in the Limestone Coast, on Wednesday 11 May 2022 weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 10am and is expected to be complete by 6pm.
  • It will affect about 99.8 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to protect the habitat of the Endangered South-Eastern Red-Tailed Cockatoo.
  • No roads will be closed for this operation.
  • Country Club Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn.

The burn has been planned in collaboration with the Limestone Coast Landscape Board and will be carried out by NPWS brigade and CFS may attend. 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.