Prescribed burn at Upper Sturt

Date posted: 15 Dec. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned on private land at Upper Sturt in the Mount Lofty Ranges on Thursday, 15 December, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11:00am and is likely to be completed by 6:00pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 1.5 hectares of private land south of Upper Sturt Road, west of the Hilltop Drive intersection.
  • The burn is part of a series of burns which aims to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting the dwellings along Upper Sturt Road.
  • No roads will be closed.
  • Upper Sturt Road may be impacted by smoke at times.

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.