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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 25th August 2016 to 2nd September 2016

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
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Byron East of Paterson Street, Arakwal National Park, Byron bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Cabonne Burrendong Way, Mullion Creek Private Private
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Cabonne Stratnook Lane, Clifton Grove Private Private
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Lake Macquarie Highfields Parade, Highfields Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Shoalhaven McGuire Way, Tomerong Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Shoalhaven Princes Highway, Bewong Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Shoalhaven Callala Beach Road, Callala Beach Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Shoalhaven Pelican Road, St Georges Basin Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Shoalhaven Grange Road, St Georges Basin Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Shoalhaven South of Forest Road, Currambene State Forest, Comberton Forests NSW Rural Fire Service
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Tenterfield Silent Grove Road, Torrington NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2016 Young Murringo Gap Road, Murringo Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2016 to 03/09/2016 Gosford Woy Woy Road, Brisbane Water National Park, Horsefield Bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2016 to 05/09/2016 Wollongong East of Princess Highway, Helensburg Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
01/09/2016 to 11/09/2016 Richmond Valley South of Hogarth Range Road, Hogarth Range Nature Reserve, Upper Mongogarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/08/2016 to 27/08/2016 Kyogle North East of Long Creek Road, Border Ranges National Park, Long Creek NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/08/2016 to 28/08/2016 Palerang Wyanbene Road, Wyanbene Private Rural Fire Service
30/08/2016 to 05/09/2016 Eurobodalla North of The Ridge Road, Malua Bay Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/08/2016 to 08/09/2016 Eurobodalla Link Road, Malua Bay Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
30/08/2016 to 08/09/2016 Eurobodalla Between The Ridge Road and Carramar Road, Malua Bay Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/08/2016 to 30/08/2016 Armidale Dumaresq Tabletop Trail, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Hillgrove NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2016 to 30/08/2016 Cessnock Allandale Street, Kearsley Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
30/08/2016 to 30/08/2016 Kyogle Taylings Ridge Trail, Border Ranges National Park, Old Grevillia NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service