Prescribed burn at Warren Conservation Park

Date posted: 13 May 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for the northern end of Warren Conservation Park where it meets the South Para River in Williamstown, in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges on Monday 16 May 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 1pm and is expected to be complete by 5pm.
  • It will affect about 30 hectares within Warren Conservation Park, Mt Crawford Forest and Warren Reservoir.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce the risk of a fire burning along the range from Warren Conservation Park into Hale Conservation Park and impacting Williamstown, by creating a low fuel buffer along the walking trail, with the remainder of the block treated in autumn 2023.
  • No public roads will be closed for the burn.
  • Warren Road, South Para Road, Springton Road (Williamstown end) and Lyndoch Valley Road (southern end) may be impacted by smoke.
  • Light smoke may drift into the southern end of the Barossa Valley.
  • 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 brigades, ForestrySA and SA Water have been notified and those with brigades available 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.