Fire in Jirdarup

Two months later, a Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo finds treasure in a burnt-out area (Photo by Veronica McPhail 28 January 2024)

It is amazing how the bushland recovers from fire.

Fires have been recorded in Jirdarup regularly over the years.

Most recently, between 20 and 26 November 2023, several small spot fires were observed in Jirdarup along the edge of the paths. Fortunately, they did not spread widely through the bushland.

Sad though it was to see the bushland threatened yet again, these fires have provided an opportunity to see how quickly our bushland can recover from small burns.

On 15 February 2016, a severe fire burnt through approximately 7 ha of Kensington Bushland. This was the fifth recorded bushfire (1930, 1993, 1999, 2003, 2016). It prompted major restoration efforts, including new fencing to delineate the path among the ashes and widened limestone pathways to improve emergency vehicle access.

You can see how the bushland recovered from the devastating 2016 fire on our short video here.