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Prescribed burn at Ngarkat Conservation Park

Date posted: 01 Apr 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for the south eastern area of Ngarkat Conservation Park, adjacent to Kirra Station, 5 km East of Ngarkat Highway, 60 km north of Bordertown in the Upper South East, on Monday and Tuesday 4 to 5 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at Monday 1 pm and is expected to be complete by Tuesday 7 pm.
  • It will affect about 190 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to create a bushfire buffer which aims to protect private property as well as protect significant old habitat within Ngarkat Conservation Park.
  • Border Track, Centre Track, Mt Shaugh Track may be impacted by smoke throughout the burn and days after.
  • Smoke will visible from the Boarder Track, Ngarkat Highway and possibility from Dukes Highway.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and for several days following the burn.
  • The burn site will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS. Local CFS 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.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAENVIRWATER on Twitter.

A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.