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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 April 2017 to 5th May 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
28/04/2017 to 28/04/2017 Central Darling Kajuligah Nature Reserve, Ivanhoe NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 Eurobodalla Ringlands Road, Narooma Private Private
29/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 Eurobodalla Bushland north of Flying Fox Road, near Ringlands Road, Narooma Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
29/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 Eurobodalla Bushland north of Ringlands Road, Narooma Local Government Authority Private
30/04/2017 to 30/04/2017 Mid-Coast South of Sugar Creek Road and east of Chinamans Hill Trail, Wallingat National Park, Myall Lakes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2017 to 30/04/2017 Mid-Coast Bushland between Rocky Gap Trail and Chinamans Hill Trail, Wallingat National Park, Myall Lakes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2017 to 30/04/2017 Oberon West of Banshee Hill Trail, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Oberon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2017 to 30/04/2017 Temora Bushland between Wallaby Trail and Casuarina Trail, Ingalba Nature Reserve, Temora NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2017 to 01/05/2017 Eurobodalla Goolara Avenue, Dalmeny Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
01/05/2017 to 01/05/2017 Cabonne Barton Nature Reserve, Orange NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/05/2017 to 01/05/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Mount Boss State Forest, Upper Pappinbarra Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 01/05/2017 Central Coast Northeast of Wyee Road, Doyalson Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/05/2017 to 01/05/2017 Central Coast Between Dorothy Street and Griffith Street, Mannering Park Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/05/2017 to 02/05/2017 Mid-Western Regional Triangle Swamp Road, Bocoble Private Rural Fire Service
01/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Mid-Coast Baxters Ridge Road, Giro State Forest, Giro Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Mid-Coast Frenches Creek Road, Bulga State Forest, Bulga Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Duries Road, Kippara State Forest, Upper Rollands Plains Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Hastings Forest Way, Bellangry State Forest, Bril Bril Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Hut Trail, Mount Boss State Forest, Forbes River Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Walcha Enfield Forest Road, Enfield State Forest, Yarrowitch Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Walcha Walcrow Road, Riamukka State Forest, Yarrowitch Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 10/05/2017 Kempsey Carrai Road, Carrai State Forest, Carrai Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 10/05/2017 Wingecarribee Between Belanglo Creek Road and Cowlishaws Fire Trail, Belanglo State Forest, Berrima Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 10/05/2017 Bega Valley Glenbog State Forest, Nimmitabel Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 10/05/2017 Bega Valley Yambulla State Forest, Pericoe Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
01/05/2017 to 30/06/2017 Uralla Eastern Avenue, Kentucky Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
02/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Lithgow East of Newnes, Wollemi National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
02/05/2017 to 08/05/2017 Warrumbungle Government Gully Road, Orr State Forest, Baradine Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
02/05/2017 to 09/05/2017 Warrumbungle East of Ryans Road, Timmallallie State Forest, Baradine Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
03/05/2017 to 07/05/2017 Wollondilly East of MacArthur Road, Wilton Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
04/05/2017 to 05/05/2017 Eurobodalla Bodalla Park Drive, Bodalla Private Rural Fire Service
04/05/2017 to 14/05/201 Snowy Monaro Yambulla State Forest, Nungatta Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW