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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 30th July 2015 to 7th August 2015

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
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Clarence Valley Swallow Road, Fortis Creek National Park, near Grafton NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Eucalypt Lane, Tomerong Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Culburra Road, Culburra Beach, near Culburra Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Illustrious Ct, Callala Beach, near Callala Bay Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Princes Highway, Tomerong Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Tullouch Road, Broughton Vale Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Tullouch Road, Broughton Vale Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Forest Road, Comberton, near Callala Beach Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Forest Road, Comberton, near Myola Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015 Shoalhaven Forest Road Comberton, near Callala Beach Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Lake Macquarie Construction Road, Myuna Bay, near Eraring Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Richmond Valley Swan Bay New Italy Road, New Italy, near Woodburn Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Shoalhaven Nowra Lalc - Braidwood Rd, Nowra Hill, near Nowra Hill Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Shoalhaven Braidwood Road, Nowra Hill Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Shoalhaven Huskisson Road, Huskisson Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Wyong South East Of Charmhaven Treatment Plant, Off Hiawatha Rd, Charmhaven, near Charmhaven Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Guyra Boban Trail, Wards Mistake NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/08/2015 to 08/08/2015 Gloucester Johnston Road, Invergordon Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/08/2015 to 09/08/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Ocean Drive, West Haven Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
02/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Clarence Valley Reilleys Lane, Glenugie Private Private, Rural Fire Service
02/08/2015 to 02/08/2015 Wollondilly Marsh Road, Silverdale Private Private
03/08/2015 to 03/08/2015 Ku-ring-gai Roper Place, East Killara, near Killara Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
03/08/2015 to 03/08/2015 Ku-ring-gai Springdale Road, East Killara Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
03/08/2015 to 03/08/2015 Greater Taree Harrington Road and Industrial Road, Crowdy Bay National Park, Harrington NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
04/08/2015 to 04/08/2015 Clarence Valley Lower Kangaroo Creek Road, Coutts Crossing Private Rural Fire Service
04/08/2015 to 04/08/2015 Gloucester Curricabark Creek Trail, Curracabundi National Park, Gloucester NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
04/08/2015 to 04/08/2015 Ku-ring-gai End Of Douglas Street, St Ives Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
04/08/2015 to 05/08/2015 Kyogle NNW Of Kyogle, near Old Grevillia NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
04/08/2015 to 06/08/2015 Wollondilly Twenty Fourth Street, near Warragamba Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
04/08/2015 to 07/08/2015 Wingecarribee Oldbury Street, Berrima Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
04/08/2015 to 07/08/2015 Nambucca Stockyard Creek Road, Ngambaa Nature Reserve, near Eungai NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/08/2015 to 05/08/2015 Gloucester Curracabundi National Park, Gloucester NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/08/2015 to 05/08/2015 Lake Macquarie Mount Faulk Road, Cooranbong Private Private, Rural Fire Service
05/08/2015 to 05/08/2015 Lake Macquarie Narara Road, Cooranbong Lake Macquarie City Council Rural Fire Service
05/08/2015 to 07/08/2015 Clarence Valley Diggers Camp Road, Yuraygir National Park, near Diggers Camp NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
06/08/2015 to 08/08/2015 Hastings Redhill Road and Cooperabung Road, Cooperabung Creek Nature Reserve, Kundabung NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
06/08/2015 to 08/08/2015 Clarence Valley Guy Fawkes River National Park, Hernani NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
07/08/2015 to 09/08/2015 Clarence Valley Mount Hyland Nature Reserve, Hernani NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/07/2015 to 09/08/2015 Glen Innes Severn Guy Fawkes River National Park, near Pinkett NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/07/2015 to 30/07/2015 Ku-ring-gai Bowen Avenue to Alfred Place, South Turramurra Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
31/07/2015 to 07/08/2015 Glen Innes Severn Aqua Park Road, near Mt Mitchell Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/07/2015 to 09/08/2015 Glen Innes Severn Boundary Road, Barool National Park, near Glen Innes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/07/2015 to 09/08/2015 Glen Innes Severn Nalarla Road and Potters Road - Barool National Park, near Glen Elgin NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/07/2015 to 31/07/2015 Coffs Harbour Moonee Beach, near Moonee Beach Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
31/07/2015 to 31/07/2015 Sutherland Austin Street, Illawong Crown Lands Rural Fire Service