Prescribed burn at Mark Oliphant Conservation Park

Date posted: 26 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Mark Oliphant Conservation Park in the Mount Lofty Ranges on Sunday April 28 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10.45am and is likely to be completed by 5pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 11.2 hectares within the park, along the Loftia Track and Nioka Track.
  • This burn aims to create a low fuel area to reduce the risk of bushfire affecting neighbouring properties. It will also strengthen strategic control lines for fires.
  • Some tracks within the park will be closed.
  • Smoke will be visible on Scott Creek Road, Morgan Road, Evans Drive, Nioka Drive and Longwood Road.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWSSA 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.

For the most up-to-date information and to find a list of planned prescribed burns, visit the DEW website.

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