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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 20th September 2018 to 28th September 2018

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 Size
20/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 Ku-ring-gai Bushland to the west of Avondale Dam and adjacent to Milford Place and Pembroke Avenue, Turramurra Private Fire & Rescue NSW, Private 2 ha
21/09/2018 to 21/09/2018 Wollondilly Bushland situated between Bargo River Road, East Parade and Meryla Street, Couridjah Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 5 ha
21/09/2018 to 21/09/2018 Wollongong In the vicinity of Grevillea Park, Bulli Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 0 ha
21/09/2018 to 24/09/2018 Dungog Between Mount Nelson Trail and Duggan Creek, Chichester NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 376 ha
22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 Central Coast Bushland within Peter Clifford Reserve, between Shelly Beach Road, Yakalla Street and Laird Close, Shelly Beach Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority 4 ha
22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 Clarence Valley Bushland between Lower Kangaroo Creek Road and Middle Creek Road, Coutts Crossing Private Rural Fire Service 4 ha
22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 Parkes Scrubland on the corner of Woodward Street and Lee Street, Parkes Private Private 1 ha
22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 Parkes East of Renshaw McGirr Way (Wellington Road), Parkes Private Private 19 ha
22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 Northern Beaches Mona Vale Road, Terry Hills Private Private, Rural Fire Service 0 ha
22/09/2018 to 24/09/2018 Northern Beaches Bushland located in Garigal National Park between Middle Harbour Creek, Mathews Street, McFarlane Street and Chesterman Crescent, Davidson NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 35 ha
23/09/2018 to 23/09/2018 Central Coast Bushland south of Berecry Road, Mangrove Mountain Private Private, Rural Fire Service 2 ha
23/09/2018 to 23/09/2018 Clarence Valley Bushland south of Shipmans Road, Glenreagh Private Rural Fire Service 43 ha
23/09/2018 to 23/09/2018 Bellingen Bushland situated between Martells Road and Bowraville Road, Brierfield Private Rural Fire Service 19 ha
24/09/2018 to 25/09/2018 Hilltops ARTC Rail corridor through Harden township between Wombat Road and Wynwood Road, Harden. Australian Rail Track Corporation Private, Rural Fire Service 90 ha
24/09/2018 to 30/09/2018 Tamworth East of Back Kootingal Road, Nemingha Private Private, Rural Fire Service 1 ha
25/09/2018 to 26/09/2018 Ryde Bushland situated in Lane Cove National Park between Epping Road and Magdala Road, North Ryde NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 9 ha