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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 23rd October 2014 to 31st October 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
23/10/2014 to 23/10/2014 Balranald O'Connor Street East Balranald Private Private, Rural Fire Service
23/10/2014 to 23/10/2014 Gloucester Woko Camping Area, near Gloucester NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
23/10/2014 to 23/10/2014 Newcastle Robinson Avenue, Jesmond Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
24/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 Coolamon McKelvies Lane, Marrar Private Rural Fire Service
24/10/2014 to 3/11/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Cairncross Waste Facility, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service, Local Government Authority
24/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 Wollondilly Rockford Road, Tahmoor Private Private, Rural Fire Service
25/10/2014 to 25/10/2014 Weddin Alexandra Street, Grenfell Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
25/10/2014 to 25/10/2014 Yass Valley Barton Highway, Wallaroo Private Private, Rural Fire Service
25/10/2014 to 26/10/2014 Wollondilly Bronzewing Street, Thirlmere Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private
25/10/2014 to 27/10/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Peppermint Crescent, Wauchope Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
25/10/2014 to 28/10/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Walters Road, Sancrox Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
26/10/2014 to 05/11/2014 Wentworth Tarcoola Street, Pooncarie Private Private, Rural Fire Service
26/10/2014 to 26/10/2014 Warringah McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
27/10/2014 to 27/10/2014 Ku-ring-gai St. Ives Showground, St Ives Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
27/10/2014 to 27/10/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Fernhill Road, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
27/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Balranald Box Creek Road, Hatfield Private Private, Rural Fire Service
27/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Wingecarribee Oxley Drive, Bowral Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
28/10/2014 to 04/11/2014 Kyogle Hill View Road, Woodenbong Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
28/10/2014 to 28/10/2014 The Hills Westmore Drive, West Pennant Hills Other Fire & Rescue NSW
29/10/2014 to 29/10/2014 Ku-ring-gai Winchester Avenue, Lindfield Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
29/10/2014 to 30/10/2014 Temora Mimosa Post Office Road, Mimosa Private Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)
30/10/2014 to 04/11/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Pembroke Place, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
30/10/2014 to 30/10/2014 Brewarrina Kamilaroi Highway, near Brewarrina Roads & Maritime Services Private
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Hawkesbury Half Moon Parr State Conservation Area, near Wisemans Ferry NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Moree Plains Simpson Street, Boggabilla Private Rural Fire Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Murrumbidgee Boyd Street, Darlington Point Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Port Stephens Vardon Road, Fern Bay Private Private
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Richmond Valley Broadwater National Park, near Evans Head NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Richmond Valley Broadwater National Park, near Broadwater NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Uralla Tabulum Road, Invergowrie Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Uralla Jacksons Road, Arding Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Wollongong Railway Avenue, Austinmer Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority