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Hazard Reductions

Hazard reduction is just one way of preparing for bush fires – it doesn't remove the threat of fire, and it doesn't remove the need for you and your family to be prepared.

There are different types of hazard reduction including controlled burning, mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand.

You can see a list of planned hazard reduction burns below. This list may change at short notice depending on the weather at the time.

If there is a hazard reduction burn planned for your area, take the following steps:

  • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
  • Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
  • Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
  • Remove washing from clotheslines
  • Ensure pets have a protected area
  • Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up, turn headlights on
  • Sightseers must keep away from burns for their own safety
  • If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or the Asthma Foundation.

Hazard Reduction Advisory for 25th May 2017 to 2nd June 2017

The following hazard reduction burns are planned by NSW land managers (such as National Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Corporation NSW, Crown Lands and Local Government Authorities) and fire agencies (NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW) over coming days, weather permitting.

Due datesort LGA Location Tenure HR by
25/05/2017 to 04/06/2017 Kempsey Hat Head National Park between Phillip Drive and Russell Street, Arakoon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2017 to 26/05/2017 Tamworth Regional Moonbi Lookout, New Englend Highway, Moonbi Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
25/05/2017 to 29/05/2017 Kempsey Monument Hill, Arakoon National Park, Arakoon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Kempsey North of Phillip Drive, Arakoon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 Dubbo Regional Black Mountain, west of Ilgingery Road, Yarragal Private Private, Rural Fire Service
26/05/2017 to 26/05/2017 Armidale Regional Moredun Dams Road, Tenterden Private Private
27/05/2017 to 03/06/2017 Bland Boree Street, Naradhan Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
27/05/2017 to 03/06/2017 Bland Mirrool Refuse Centre, Mirrool Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
27/05/2017 to 27/05/2017 Tamworth Regional New Winton Road, Westdale Private Rural Fire Service
27/05/2017 to 27/05/2017 Wingecarribee Lennox Road, Berrima Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
27/05/2017 to 28/05/2017 Oberon Jeremy Road, Jeremy Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
28/05/2017 to 28/05/2017 Liverpool Badgerys Creek Road, Bringelly Private Rural Fire Service
28/05/2017 to 28/05/2017 MidCoast Manning Point Road, Manning Point Private Rural Fire Service
29/05/2017 to 07/06/2017 Wollongong Darkes Forest Road, Darkes Forest Private Private
29/05/2017 to 29/05/2017 Blue Mountains Mount Solitary, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/05/2017 to 29/05/2017 Lithgow Marrangaroo National Park, Lithgow NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park, north of Lawson NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains Nation Park, south of Genevieve Rd, Bullaburra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park, west of Blaxland Rd, Leura NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Cessnock Wilkinson Place, Kearsley Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
30/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Lithgow Marrangaroo National Park, Lithgow NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Port Stephens North of Aquatic Close, Nelson Bay Private Rural Fire Service
30/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Wollondilly Railway Corridor, East Parade, Buxton Private Rural Fire Service
30/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 Wollondilly Warragamba Dam Weather Station Area, Warragamba Dam Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
31/05/2017 to 06/06/2017 Snowy-Monaro South of Big Yard Road, Moonbah Private Rural Fire Service
31/05/2017 to 07/06/2017 Snowy-Monaro Bucky Springs Road, Rosemeath Private Rural Fire Service
31/05/2017 to 07/06/2017 Snowy-Monaro Cooma North Ridge, west of Babin Place, Cooma North Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
31/05/2017 to 07/06/2017 Snowy River East of Middlingbank Road, Berridale Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
31/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 Blue Mountains Bushland south of Govetts Leap Brook, Blackheath NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 Cabonne North of Northern Boundary Road, Mount Canobolas, Orange NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Forest Corporation of NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 Cabonne Between Pine Ridge Trail and Northern Boundary Road, Mount Canobolas, Orange NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 Goulburn Mulwaree Bushland between Caoura Ridge Fire Trail and Shoalhaven River, Morton National Park, Tallong NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 Kiama Bushland between Budderoo Mountain Road and Jamberoo Mountain Road, Budderoo National Park and Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Jamberoo NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 Snowy-Monaro Bushland east of Kalkite Village Private Rural Fire Service
01/06/2017 to 01/06/2017 Blue Mountains South Staveley Parade, Blackheath Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
01/06/2017 to 01/06/2017 Blue Mountains Between Florabella Street and the Great Western Highway, Warrimoo Private Rural Fire Service
01/06/2017 to 01/06/2017 Cabonne Matthews Road, Yeoval Private Rural Fire Service
01/06/2017 to 01/06/2017 Clarence Valley South of Cod Hole Road, Nymboi-Binderay National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/06/2017 to 01/06/2017 Narrabri Gwabegar Road, Gwabegar Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
02/06/2017 to 02/06/2017 Hilltops Corner of Hughstonia and Cunningar Road, Boorowa Other NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/06/2017 to 07/06/2017 Snowy-Monaro West Of Scotts Road, Cooma Private Rural Fire Service
01/06/2017 to 07/06/2017 Moree Plains South of Chinamans Lane, Moree Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
02/06/2017 to 11/06/2017 Narromine Sappa Bulga Range, Tantitha Road north of Tomingley Private Rural Fire Service