Prescribed burn at Mark Oliphant Conservation Park

Date posted: 29 Apr. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Mark Oliphant Conservation Park adjacent Heathfield and Ironbank, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Monday 2 May 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 10:45am and is expected to be complete by 5:30pm.
  • It will affect about 12.2 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to create a low fuel area to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting houses to the south of Mark Oliphant Conservation.
  • There will be no road closures however Nioka Drive will be used to access tracks within the park.
  • Evans Drive and parts of Ironbank 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 as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program. Local CFS Volunteers have been invited to 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.