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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 27th July 2017 to 4th August 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
27/07/2017 to 27/07/2017 Blue Mountains Between Moore Street and Great Western Highway, Glenbrook Private Fire & Rescue NSW
27/07/2017 to 27/07/2017 Cessnock Native Dog Hill Road, Sawyers Gully Private Rural Fire Service
27/07/2017 to 27/07/2017 Lake Macquarie In the vicinity of Rhondda Road, Wakefield Private Rural Fire Service
27/07/2017 to 27/07/2017 The Hills Bushland between Hyde Avenue and Sylvan Grove, Glenhaven Private Fire & Rescue NSW
27/07/2017 to 27/07/2017 Wyong To the west of Soldiers Point Drive, Norah Head Private Rural Fire Service
27/07/2017 to 28/07/2017 Tenterfield North of Farnell Road and west of Wattle Creek Road, Washpool National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/07/2017 to 28/07/2017 Tenterfield North of Farnell Road and East of Four Bull Trail, Washpool National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/07/2017 to 29/07/2017 Glen Innes Severn North of Gwydir Highway, Gibraltar National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
28/07/2017 to 28/07/2017 Blue Mountains East of Ridgewell Road Blackheath Other Fire & Rescue NSW
28/07/2017 to 28/07/2017 Coffs Harbour Goonaroo Place, Emerald Beach Private Private, Rural Fire Service
28/07/2017 to 28/07/2017 Northern Beaches Bushland in the vicinity of Riviera Avenue, Avalon Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
28/07/2017 to 28/07/2017 Northern Beaches Hilltop Road, Avalon Beach Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
28/07/2017 to 28/07/2017 Tenterfield West of Silent Grove Road, Torrington State Conservation Area, Silent Grove NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
28/07/2017 to 28/07/2017 Wingecarribee Alpine Road, Yerrinbool Private Rural Fire Service
28/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Armidale Dumaresq In the vicinity of Diamond Flat Trail, Booroolong Nature Reserve, Lower Creek. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
28/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Eurobodalla Larry's Mountain Road, Mogendoura Private Rural Fire Service
28/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Glen Innes Severn Butterleaf State Conservation Area, Glen Elgin NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
28/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Ku-ring-gai Bushland east of Bobbin Head Road and south of the Sphinx Trail, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, North Turramurra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
28/07/2017 to 02/08/2017 Queanbeyan-Palerang Daniel Lane, Forbes Creek Private Private, Rural Fire Service
28/07/2017 to 03/08/2017 Shoalhaven Sinclair Road, Falls Creek Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 29/07/2017 Cessnock East of Paynes Crossing Road, Paynes Crossing Private Private, Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 29/07/2017 Hawkesbury Bushland north of Mountain View Close, Kurrajong Hills Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 29/07/2017 Kempsey Temagog Road, Temagog Private Private, Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 29/07/2017 Narrabri In the vicinity of Gwabegar Road, Gwabegar Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 29/07/2017 Singleton Between Long Point Road West and the Golden Highway, Warkworth Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 29/07/2017 Singleton Milbrodale Road, Fordwich Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Eurobodalla George Bass Drive, Broulee Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Eurobodalla Loader Parade, Narooma Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Blue Mountains Clearview Parade, Hazelbrook Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Blue Mountains West of Weemala Avenue, Linden NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Central Coast George Downes Drive, Central Mangrove Private Private
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Lake Macquarie Bushland north of Onslow Road, Nomad Road and Wangi Road, Toronto Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Lake Macquarie Bushland between Woodbine Place and Wangi Road, Toronto Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Penrith West of Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Shoalhaven Between Tumblebar Road and Molloys Road, North Brooman State Forest, North Brooman Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Wingecarribee Redhills Road, Fitzroy Falls Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Wollongong East of Mount Ousley Road, Bellambi Creek Private Rural Fire Service
29/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park west of Warragamba Dam, Warragamba NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Clarence Valley South of Moses Rock and Code Hole Roads, Nymboi Binderay National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Hornsby Berowra Valley National Park, west of Somerville Road, Hornsby Heights NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Wingecarribee Bushland between Bolins Road Fire Trail and Wilson Drive, Balmoral NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/07/2017 to 04/08/2017 Clarence Valley Between High Climb Road, Italy Road and Pine Road, Chaelundi National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Coffs Harbour Coldwater Creek Road, Nana Glen Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Central Coast Yowie Close, Bensville Private Private
30/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Hornsby In the vicinity of Begonia Road, Normanhurst Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
30/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Bushland between Pindari Drive and Iluka Way, Dunbogan Private Fire & Rescue NSW
30/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Wingecarribee Leaver Park Road, Bundanoon Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
30/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 Penrith Carrington Road, Londonderry Private Rural Fire Service
30/07/2017 to 01/08/2017 Shoalhaven Bushland north of Curvers Drive and east of Inyadda Drive, Manyana Private Rural Fire Service
30/07/2017 to 02/08/2017 Shoalhaven Stonegarth Road, Mundamia Private Rural Fire Service
30/07/2017 to 07/08/2017 MidCoast Bushland south of Bishops Road, Kiwarrak State Forest, Purfleet Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
31/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Bega Valley Sapphire Coast Drive, Tura Beach Private Rural Fire Service
31/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Coffs Harbour Red Rock Road, Red Rock Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Wingecarribee Nattai National Park, north of Wombeyan Caves Road, High Range NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/07/2017 to 31/07/2017 Wollongong South of Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Tops Private Rural Fire Service
31/07/2017 to 03/08/2017 Shoalhaven Bushland south of Thorne Street, Lake Conjola Private Rural Fire Service
31/07/2017 to 05/08/2017 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, south of Wooloweyah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/08/2017 to 01/08/2017 Blacktown East of Symonds Road, Dean Park Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/08/2017 to 02/08/2017 Cooma-Monaro In the vicinity of Bredbo Public School, Bredbo Private Rural Fire Service
01/08/2017 to 08/08/2017 Bega Valley North of Killarney Street,Tathra Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/08/2017 to 08/08/2017 Bega Valley Between Sapphire Coast Drive and Wallagoot Lake Road, Wallagoot Other Private, Rural Fire Service
03/08/2017 to 04/08/2017 Wollongong Bushland between Princess Highway and Princess Motorway, Helensburgh Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
04/08/2017 to 06/08/2017 Wollondilly Burragorang State Conservation Area, north west of Burragorang Lookout Road, Nattai NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service