Prescribed burn at Tunkalilla

Date posted: 17 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Eric Bonython Conservation Park, Tunkalilla, on Wednesday 18 October 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:45am and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Wednesday 18 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 5.8 hectares in the Eric Bonython Conservation Park on Rymill Road.
  • The main objective of this burn is to stimulate regeneration of threatened flora within the Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps. The second objective is to improve the suitability of the habitat for the endangered Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren.
  • Rymill Road will be closed to the public while burn is occurring. Open to local traffic only.
  • Rymill Road and the nearby Tunkalilla Road may be impacted by smoke during the burn.

NPWS South Australia 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.