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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 24th July to 1st August 2014

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
24/07/2014 to 24/07/2014 Clarence Valley Park Drive Ashby Heights, near Ashby Private Rural Fire Service
24/07/2014 to 24/07/2014 Gosford MacMasters Ridge Trail, off Scenic Road,Bouddi National Park, MacMasters Beach NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
24/07/2014 to 24/07/2014 The Hills Raym Road, Kenthurst Private Private, Rural Fire Service
24/07/2014 to 24/07/2014 Walcha Oaklands Road, Yarrowitch River, Yarrowitch NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
24/07/2014 to 24/07/2014 Willoughby Harold Reid Reserve, Middle Cove Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
24/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Tweed Mebbin National Park, near Tyalgum NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
25/07/2014 to 01/08/2014 Glen Innes Severn Rose Valley Road, West of Emmaville Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
25/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 Ku-ring-gai North of Tryon Road, Garigal National Park, near East Lindfield NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
25/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 Wollondilly Baden Powell Drive, Appin Private Private
25/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Walcha 43km East South East of Walcha, west of Yarrowitch River NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
25/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 Inverell McIlveen Road, near Inverell Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
25/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 Tenterfield New England Highway, Sandy Flat Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
25/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 Wollondilly Ruddocks Road, Lakesland Private Private
26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Gosford George Downes Drive, Central Mangrove Private Private, Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Hawkesbury McMahons Road, near Blaxlands Ridge, Kurrajong Private Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Hornsby Canoelands Road, Canoelands Private Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Kyogle West Tucinia Street, Wiangaree Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Sutherland Bangalee Place, Bangor Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Upper Hunter Woolrich Road, Mount Woolooma Private Private
26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Wollondilly Silvermine Road ,Lakesland Private Private
26/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Blue Mountains Mt Sion Drive, Glenbrook Local Government Authority Fire and Rescue NSW
26/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 Blue Mountains Tom Hunter Park,Birdwood Gully, Faulconbridge Local Government Authority, Private Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 Lismore Billen Cliffs,Larnook Private Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 Richmond Valley Manifold Road, North Casino Private Private, Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 Sutherland Old Illawarra Road, Menai Other Rural Fire Service
26/07/2014 to 28/07/2014 Narromine Railway Line, Narromine To Nevertire, near Mungeribar Other Australian Rail Track Corporation, Rural Fire Service
28/07/2014 to 28/07/2014 Kyogle Runnymeade Road, Kyogle Private Private, Rural Fire Service
29/07/2014 to 30/07/2014 Gosford East Of Muskoka to Allens Creek ,Dharug National Park, near Gunderman NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
30/07/2014 to 30/07/2014 Armidale Dumaresq Long Point Ridge, Land Management Zone, Apple Tree Creek, near Hillgrove NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
30/07/2014 to 30/07/2014 Tweed McDonalds Road, Terragon, near Murwillumbah Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/07/2014 to 30/07/2014 Tweed Everinghams Road, Pumpenbil,near Tyalgum Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/07/2014 to 04/08/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Granite Street, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire and Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
31/07/2014 to 05/08/2014 Richmond Valley Blue Pool Road, near Evans Head, Richmond Valley Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
31/07/2014 to 08/08/2014 Richmond Valley Hogarth Range Nature Reserve, Upper Mongogarie NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
31/07/2014 to 31/07/2014 Clarence Valley Perkins and Tommys Plains, West Of Nymboida River, near Clouds Creek NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
31/07/2014 to 31/07/2014 Glen Innes Severn Guy Fawkes River National Park, near Pinkett NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
31/07/2014 to 31/07/2014 Glen Innes Severn Nymboida National Park, near Glen Innes NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
31/07/2014 to 31/07/2014 Wollongong Mount Ousley Road, Woonona , near Bellambi Creek Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2014 to 01/08/2014 Byron Tallows Strategic Fire Advantage Zone, near Byron Bay NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
01/08/2014 to 01/08/2014 Clarence Valley Mororo and Wombah West Firetrails, Bundjalung National Park, Woombah NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
01/08/2014 to 01/08/2014 Clarence Valley Blackbutt, North Kooyong State Conservation Area, Lawrence NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
01/08/2014 to 01/08/2014 Clarence Valley Kooyong Ridge , Oil Rig Road, Kooyong State Conservation Area, Lawrence NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
01/08/2014 to 01/08/2014 Richmond Valley Carrawarra Trail, Banyabba Nature Reserve, near Rappville NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
01/08/2014 to 01/08/2014 Richmond Valley Six Mile Swamp, Mount Neville Nature Reserve, near Rappville NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
01/08/2014 to 02/08/2014 Shoalhaven Huskisson Road, Huskisson Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2014 to 04/08/2014 Bourke Bourke Golf Club, near Bourke Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2014 to 09/08/2014 Ballina North East Lumleys Lane, north Windemalla, Wardell Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/08/2014 to 11/08/2014 Dubbo Godwin's Lane, Mogriguy Private Private, Rural Fire Service