Pinery bushfire recovery

The Pinery bushfire has had a serious impact on landholders and natural resources in the northern area of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region.

The state government has a comprehensive web page on the Pinery bushfire. Some of that information is included here. However, this page also lists additional information to help you manage natural resources on your rural property, after a fire.

We'll continue to update this page with information on how Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges can assist you in recovering from bushfire. 

Free native seedlings for those affected by the Pinery fires

A community-supported program is providing free seedlings, tree guards and stakes, to assist fire-affected landholders re-establish the shelterbelts, paddock trees and home gardens they lost in the Pinery fires.

Approximately 15,000 seedlings will be distributed to 185 properties in the fire affected area on 5 June to help rebuild the natural landscape.

This would not be possible without generous donations and time from many organisations.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and Northern Yorke would like to thank the following organisations for their assistance: The Barossa Council; Light Regional Council; community nurseries such as Barossa Bushgardens, Kersbrook Landcare Nursery and the Gawler Environment and Heritage Association; State Flora; Trees For Life; Conservation Volunteers Australia; Greening Australia and the Para Woodlands Green Army team.

Local contacts

State Government Pinery fire recovery

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges
8 Adelaide Road, Gawler South 5118; Ph: 08 8523 7700

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke
2/17 Lennon Street, Clare 5453; Ph: 08 8841 3400

District Council of Mallala

Light Regional Council

Property recovery

Natural Resources AMLR provides support and advice to property owners impacted by fire to ensure the recovery of natural resources and the ongoing sustainable management of properties.

Rural properties

PIRSA has additional bushfire information for primary producers.

The EPA provides advice on managing bushfire waste including CCA treated timber, contaminated water in rainwater tanks, chemicals and bushfire-affected animal carcasses.

The State Government has information on fire-damaged asbestos.

For landowners and farmers with chemicals and containers not safe to be moved, and affected by the Pinery fire, Green Industries (previously Zero Waste) is working with the four local councils to collect them safely. Please contact Justin Lang for more information: 0419 948 931.

Managing native vegetation after fire

The CFS has information on native vegetation management including protecting a building or a structure; reducing fuel strategically; constructing a fuel break or fire access track and more.

DEWNR's Native Vegetation Unit has general information on managing native vegetation.

Gardens and weeds

Some key environmental and agricultural weeds which respond to fire, are listed below. There is potential for these weeds to germinate freely and result in problems for landholders. Information on these weeds, and others, can also be found on the pest plants page.

Useful information on the control and management of these problem weeds:

Animals

Livestock assistance

For advice on burnt livestock requiring urgent assistance call PIRSA's Stock Assessment Hotline on 8207 7847. Additional bushfire information for primary producers is also available.

Livestock SA and Primary Producers SA have a register for livestock owners needing fodder or agistment for cattle, sheep and goats. This register relies on offers of assistance, which are matched with needs wherever possible. Phone 8297 2299 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) to be placed on the register.

Volunteering

The lead agency for volunteering is Volunteering SA/NT. To help people affected by the fires, visit the Volunteering SA website and follow the links.

Social media

The official Facebook page for SA Bushfire Recovery is coordinated by the SA Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board's Facebook page will also be used to share information.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges