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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 21st September 2017 to 29th September 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
21/09/2017 to 21/09/2017 Willoughby Bushland adjacent to Melrose St, Lane Cove North Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
22/09/2017 to 22/09/2017 Temora Springdam Road, Springdale Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
22/09/2017 to 23/09/2017 Moree Plains Bushland north of Gwydir Street and south of Chinamans Lane, Moree Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
22/09/2017 to 23/09/2017 Wingecarribee West of Redhills Road, Fitzroy Falls Private Rural Fire Service
23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017 Moree Plains West of Carnarvon Highway, Ashley Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017 Port Stephens West of Brocklesby Road, Medowie Private Rural Fire Service
23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017 Wollondilly Bushland west of Ruddocks Road, Lakesland Private Rural Fire Service
23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017 Wollondilly Bushland between Almond Street and Camden Street, Wilton Private Rural Fire Service
23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017 Wollondilly North of Russell Lane, Oakdale Private Rural Fire Service
23/09/2017 to 24/09/2017 Lockhart East of Carson Road, The Rock Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
26/09/2017 to 27/09/2017 Wollondilly Bushland south of Wilton Road, Broughton Pass, Wilton Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
28/09/2017 to 28/09/2017 Cootamundra-Gundagai Rail corridor between Frampton and Cootamundra Australian Rail Track Corporation Private, Rural Fire Service
28/09/2017 to 28/09/2017 Central Coast Peter Clifford Reserve between Shelly Beach Road, Kirrang Street , Earl Street and Yakalla Street, Shelly Beach Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
29/09/2017 to 29/09/2017 Bland Bushland north of Pine Street and West of Rankins Springs Road, North Naradhan Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private
29/09/2017 to 29/09/2017 Hornsby Bushland north west of Kentia Parade, Forester Crescent and Carmen Crescent, Cherrybrook Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service