Prescribed burn at Para Wirra Conservation Park

Date posted: 01 Nov. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Para Wirra Conservation Park on Thursday 2 November, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11am and is likely to be completed by 8pm on Thursday 2 November.
  • The area to be burnt is 65.3 hectares in the northern area of the Para Wirra Conservation Park about 5km west of Williamstown.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Traffic restrictions will be in place on Para Wirra Road with one lane closed for the duration of the burn.
  • Short term road closures may be put in place on Para Wirra Road throughout the burn if smoke reduces visibility to unsafe levels.
  • Some walking trails will be closed for periods during the burn, including the northern section of Quarry Track and Lady Pearce Circuit Trail.
  • Para Wirra Road will be impacted by smoke, while other roads to the north of the burn - including Green Gully Road, Woodlands Road, Allendale Road and Goldfields Road - may have some impact from smoke throughout the burn.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWS SA 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.