Prescribed burn at Mount Compass

Date posted: 19 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Mount Compass, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, on Saturday 20 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12.45pm and is likely to be completed by 4.30pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 1.3 hectares on Arthur Road, directly across from the Mount Compass Primary School.
  • This is an ecological burn aiming to regenerate critical habitat for the endangered southern emu-wren.
  • Arthur Road may be affected by smoke and will be reduced to one lane of traffic for the duration of the burn.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed in the days following the burn.
  • 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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