Prescribed burn at Ngarkat Conservation Park

Date posted: 11 Nov. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned at Ngarkat Conservation Park on Friday, 11 November, weather conditions permitting.

The prescribed burn will start at 1.00pm and is likely to be completed by 6:00pm the same day.

  • The area to be burnt is 85 hectares of land in the south-western corner of the park along the South Boundary Track.
  • This is a landscape protection burn which will provide a fuel reduced zone on the park boundary and also complement the rolled break already in place.
  • Public access track will remain open, however the public are asked to follow the direction of crews if entering near the prescribed burn. Bucks Campground and Rabbit Island Soak may be closed for public safety.
  • Smoke may be seen by vehicles travelling on Dukes Highway between Tintinara and Keith.

NPWS conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhances 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.