Prescribed burn at Stonyfell Quarry

Date posted: 27 Apr. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for private land at Stonyfell Quarry adjacent to Coach Road, Skye and Horsnell Gully Conservation Park, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Thursday 28 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 1pm and is expected to be complete by 6pm.
  • It will affect about 35.5 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel loads and the risk of bushfire spreading through the Horsnell Gully area, impacting on properties in Ashton and Greenhill.
  • There will be no road closures.
  • Walkers and bike riders should not enter the Stonyfell Quarry area and should avoid using the Coach Road fire track.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn.

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.