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Prescribed burn at Porter Scrub Conservation Park

Date posted: 19 Apr 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for the southern portion of Porter Scrub Conservation Park approximately 6km south east of Gumeracha, bound by Centre Access Track to the west, a walking trail along the northern edge and Maidment Road to the south, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Tuesday 19 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 2pm and is expected to be complete by 6pm.
  • It will affect about 20.8 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to address the prolific response of Acacia paradoxa after the Cudlee Creek bushfire.
  • Porters Scrub Conservation Park will be closed to the public on the day of the burn to allow for the operation to take place.
  • Maidment Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Signs will be used to inform road users of the prescribed burn and potential for smoke over the road.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn which will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program. Local CFS Volunteers 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.

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